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This will come as a bit of a surprise to some Twitter users. I was discussing the Brexit deal with them as follows:

Oh, really?

If Irish foreign minister Simon Coveney knows what he’s saying – and he should – then the EU will be delighted to discuss a new Brexit proposal with the UK.

And the bloc will be happy to accept a suspension or temporary revocation of Article 50 – that sets the date of the UK’s departure at March 29 – while discussions take place.

According to the BBC: “Brexit may have to be delayed if the UK submits an “entirely new” proposal on its withdrawal from the EU, the Irish foreign affairs minister has said.

“Speaking to Irish national broadcaster RTÉ, Simon Coveney said the UK may have to rescind its Brexit notification “for the moment” if that happened.

“Mr Coveney said if there was a new proposal “undoubtedly it would need a lot more time to be considered on the EU side”.

“”That would probably involve an extension of Article 50 or pulling Article 50 for the moment,” he said.”

He acknowledged that the EU has said it will not carry out any further negotiation on Theresa May’s current Brexit deal, though – and admitted that Mrs May doesn’t want to put a different deal on the table.

Still, it seems “iVoted4Corbyn” was justified in tweeting: “Glad the EU have now confirmed what Jeremy Corbyn has argued all along. The EU are happy & willing to open entirely new negotiations on a completely different Brexit Package, such as the one proposed by Labour.”

It’ll take much more than that to satisfy some people, of course – who have an ideological commitment to the immutability of the current situation.

I wonder how my new Twitter acquaintances will take this development.

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