Monday June 1, 2020

Matt Cooper: 'It's easy to knock the government's Brexit preparations'

The barrage of criticism that the government has faced for allegedly doing nothing and being ill-prepared is wrong

2nd April, 2017
Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, holding British prime minister Theresa May’s Brexit letter Picture: Bloomberg

Most Irish people would be hard-pressed to pick out Tadhg O’Briain, Michel Barnier and Donald Tusk from a line-up of mug shots. Yet these three men are among the most important in determining the future of our country.

O’Briain is a former Irish civil servant who has been working in the European Commission’s energy division for a couple of years, having previously been an economist in the North. He is now a member...

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