VIolence in Dublin

Boris Johnson links Dublin ‘race riots’ to immigration fears

Former PM used O’Connell Street violence to call for tougher laws in UK on migration

Former British Prime MInister Boris Johnson in Dublin in 2019

Boris Johnson has labelled the violent scenes in Dublin “race riots”, and suggested that “achingly liberal” countries like Ireland now have concerns about the pace of immigration.

The former UK prime minister used his weekly Daily Mail column to draw on the disorder in the Irish capital to make the case for the UK to take tougher action to curb net migration.

It comes after the latest data showed a record number of arrivals to ...