Johnson’s brinkmanship may end with Britain going over the brink

Johnson’s brinkmanship may end with Britain going over the brink

The British prime minister’s ‘do or die’ promise to leave by October 31 has become a virility symbol, and the no-deal scenario is partly a ploy to intimidate Ireland and the EU

The fervent wish of most people in Ireland would be to see the Brexit crisis somehow defused, but not at the expense of peace 25 years on from the ceasefires, and not at the expense of all that has been gained from nearly half a century of EU membership. The problem for Ireland in Brexit is its threat to take us a long way backwards on both fronts. The country’s position supported by all parties...

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