Wednesday February 19, 2020

Ray Bassett: It is time for Ireland to cry stop on Brexit

If Europe continues to insist on these guidelines, then we are ensuring a hard Brexit with no trade deal

7th May, 2017
Enda Kenny converses with Danish prime minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen (left) and Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte at an EU leaders’ emergency Brexit summit last monthBloomberg

Having recently been in London and listening to views around Westminster, it is clear that a huge chasm exists between the outlook in the British capital and the prevailing perception of the situation on Brexit here in Dublin. It is truly a tale of two cities.

During the negotiations leading up to the Good Friday Agreement, Seamus Mallon of the SDLP was fond of saying that all sides needed to let each other “get up...

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