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Editorial: British response to Varadkar united Ireland comments unhelpful and insulting

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Northern Ireland Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris. It will be up to the pair to restore the dynamic of Irish-British relations. Picture: Getty

Leo Varadkar and Rishi Sunak have been leaders of their respective governments for a year, give or take a few weeks. In that time they have managed to restore a degree of civility to the Irish-British relationship that too often had been missing, especially on the British side, in the seven years since Britain’s Brexit referendum.

Yet as events last week demonstrated, the relationship remains hostage to the political black hole of Northern Ireland. This ...