5 Times Brexiteers Were Tone-Deaf Over The Irish Border Concerns

The Irish border has proved to be a major obstacle in progressing Brexit talks, with politicians in EU-member Ireland seeking assurances there will be no return to a ‘hard’ border with Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom.Dublin’s effective veto over a Brexit ‘divorce’ package has meant some of the loudest cheerleaders for quitting the European Union have had to consider how people feel on the other side of the Irish sea.But other people’s feelings don’t seem to be their strong suit, as critics have seized on some Brexiteers for being dismissive of their concerns or not really grasping basic details. 1. Bernard Jenkin: Thinks two former Irish leaders were “prime ministers of Northern Ireland”. Appearing on Sky News, the Conservative MP suggested ex-Irish leaders were more amenable over the border issue than the present Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar.He said: “If you listen to Bertie Ahern, if you listen to Enda Kelly – these are two former Taoiseachs, Prime Ministers of Northern Ireland.“They haven’t quite played ball like the present Irish Prime Minister.”All you need know @bernardjenkin "enda kelly" Teeshock of northern Ireland #Brexit@SkyNewspic.twitter.com/A0HQ7jmRiQ— Richard Moore (@Moorerichardpr) December 4, 2017The former Fine Gael leader is actually called Enda Kenny, and Northern...

32 Published By - UK Women on Huffingtonpost UK - 2017.12.07. 23:03
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