Bated breath on Brexit for the Irish in Britain

Bated breath on Brexit for the Irish in Britain

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.

“We’ve fielded a few calls on it because, somehow, we’re seen as the fly in the Brexit ointment,” said Brian Dalton, chief executive of...

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