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EU ‘will always have a seat’ for Britain, says Varadkar

Taoiseach warns voters against replacing Fine Gael with an ‘untried and untested team’ for crucial stage of Brexit

31st January, 2020
Leo Varadkar: “We will say goodbye to an old friend embarking on an adventure.” Picture:

Leo Varadkar has described Britain leaving the European Union as a “bittersweet” moment for believers in the EU.

The Taoiseach said he regretted Britain’s departure today after 47 years but said he “absolutely respected” its decision to do so.

Addressing the Institute of International and European Affairs in Dublin, he said: “Tonight at 11pm, the UK will leave the European Union. We will say goodbye to an old friend embarking...

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