The Last Post: Johnson’s cynicism could work in Ireland’s favour

The hope has to be that the British prime minister will come to his senses and use his majority to extend the Brexit transition period

15th December, 2019
The Last Post: Johnson’s cynicism could work in Ireland’s favour
The uncertainty of Boris Johnson‘s actions will remain throughout much of 2020. Picture: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

It’s often said that businesses crave certainty, but Irish business is now getting a certainty it shouldn’t want, that Brexit is definitely happening. The election results kill the lingering, if probably always vain, hope that the British could be persuaded to give up on their departure from the European Union. So now Irish businesses have to get on with the new reality.

Boris Johnson’s Brexit arrangements are nowhere near as palatable...

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