Agreement, but challenges remain in the madness of Westminster

Agreement, but challenges remain in the madness of Westminster

For unionist politicians Brexit was never primarily about trade or economics, but about identity politics and maintaining the union

If the English tabloids step up their attacks on the Taoiseach – as they may well do – Leo Varadkar’s poll ratings are likely to go through the roof. As they thrash about for someone to blame for obstructing the hardest Brexit, foreigners and the Irish are convenient targets. Although British-Irish relations before this Brexit business were better than at any time in our history, “standing up to the Brits” never did the standing of an Irish leader any harm domestically.

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