Bated breath on Brexit for the Irish in Britain

Bated breath on Brexit for the Irish in Britain
An Irish father and daughter at the 2019 St Patrick’s Day parade in central London: ‘We’re all watching to see what normal looks like. But that’s the lot of migrant communities. We’re pretty resilient’ PA

Britain’s exit from the European Union has the potential to create problems for the country’s huge Irish community on a scale not witnessed since the bad old days of IRA bombings

The tensions in Anglo-Irish relations over Brexit have had a real impact on the 400,000-strong Irish community living in Britain. Many of them report being verbally abused in the street or on public transport due to the Irish government’s insistence on keeping the backstop in place in the Withdrawal Agreement.

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