The Tory 'Malthouse Compromise' and what it means for Brexit

Press quote (Bloomberg)
Sam Lowe
29 January 2019

There is little new in this proposal,” said Sam Lowe of the Centre for European Reform, adding that the plan’s alternative backstop is really just a more detailed version of the so-called max fac proposal already ruled out many times by the EU. “As with much of Brexit, it seems too much time has been spent working out what is palatable to the ERG, and too little spent understanding the EU’s positions and why it holds them,” Lowe said.