Episode Two

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Can the UK cabinet meeting at Chequers on Friday keep the Conservative Party united and satisfy the EU? That is what RTÉ's Europe Editor Tony Connelly and Deputy Foreign Editor Colm Ó Mongáin are discussing with this week's guests.

Guests:

Ambassador Declan Kelleher

We often get the perspective of those on the political side of the negotiations, but interviews with the diplomats are rarer. This week we speak exclusively to Ambassador Declan Kelleher about the conduct of negotiations, red lines, the border on the island of Ireland, and the upcoming UK cabinet meeting at Chequers.

Jill Rutter

The Institute for Government's Programme Director, Jill Rutter is a former senior civil servant, a blogger and an expert commentator on Brexit among other things. The IfG is seen as having an "up close" view of the UK government's thinking. Ms Rutter gives us her assessment of the moving pieces in Chequers and why there must be blood if progress is to be made.


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