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No meeting of minds as British berate Irish over the backstop

Very few of the current politicians in Westminster were in office when the Good Friday Agreement was signed.Hence the lack of understanding about the Irish border

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

13th January, 2019

There is a puppet show on YouTube for British people who are confused about the “hard border” in Ireland. It contains a very potted history of Ireland in around three minutes – King Henry, the ‘potato famine’, the 1916 Rising and the Good Friday Agreement.

It is presented by an Irish comedian Catherine Bohart from Clonsilla in Dublin. She explains to a puzzled puppet how the Good Friday Agreement allowed the hard...

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