Kinsella on Brexit

Brexit is bad for everyone. Even the Brexiteers. They know this. They don’t care. Ireland needs to become an intolerant minority within the EU. We need to start saying to everyone it’s not grand. It’s far from grand. And without a backstop, we are goosed

22nd July, 2018

There’s a backstop, they said. It’ll be grand, they said. But ‘they’ were wrong. Dead wrong. We are not grand. Calming noises made by the government, by the EU, by Theresa May in Belfast, and by the commentariat all week were unconvincing.

The Brexit backstop is an agreement between Britain and the EU that there will be no hard border on the island of Ireland if no deal is...

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