Our leaders must avoid inflaming Anglo-Irish tensions

Our leaders must avoid inflaming Anglo-Irish tensions

Co-operation with Britain on trade and the North is too important to jeopardise with undiplomatic comments – however idiotically our neighbours behave

We have difficult neighbours, on that we can agree. The willingness of so many British politicians to ignore European realities is matched by their unwillingness to face facts in Ireland.

No surprise, then, that the new leader of the Conservative Party will take over from Theresa May next Tuesday after a campaign in which both contenders hardened their support for a no-deal Brexit, while proposing more ‘alternative arrangements’ on the border that were either vague...

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