Ireland the target as Brexiteers feel the fear

The MPs who have made Ireland the butt of their blame revealed their anger too – anger at their own powerlessness

13th December, 2018
Tory backbenchers express Brexit 'exasperation'. Pic: Getty

It’s our fault – Ireland’s that is. It’s entirely our fault that Brexit is not wrapped up in a Christmas ribbon, with MPs back in their constituencies eating mince pies and drinking homemade mulled wine, patting themselves on the back with pleasure at their success.

The language of blame has escalated in recent days, as tensions in the House of Commons tightened and the EU clock of departure ticked...

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