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Fine Gael doubles down on Brexit as polling day looms

The party is offering a mixture of fear and hope about Britain’s departure from the EU

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

29th January, 2020
Simon Coveney: the Tánaiste spent a long time going through the details of the briefing he had given to the cabinet this morning on Brexit. Picture:

“Brexit hasn’t gone away, you know.” Those words, uttered by Minister for Business Heather Humphreys today, echoed those used by former Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams about the IRA during a difficult stage in the peace process.

Make no mistake, Fine Gael will be pushing the threat of a no-deal Brexit in a big way for the last ten days of the general election campaign.

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