Backstop English (en) français (fr)

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A backstop, by the way, is used in baseball - it's a fence or screen behind the catcher, designed to stop the ball leaving the area if it's not hit or caught. So, for the purposes of Brexit, think of something along the lines of a safety net.[1]

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In the news


  1. BBC, Reality Check: What do Brexit backstop proposals mean?, published on 7 June 2018, last retrieved on 5 October 2018.
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