Powerless before the Brexit earthquake

Powerless before the Brexit earthquake
Taoiseach Enda Kenny and British prime minister Theresa May in Government Buildings last January Picture: PA

We are fooling ourselves if we think we will have any influence on what will happen to both parts of this island in negotiations over the coming months and years

It is the calm before the almighty storm. Last week in Dublin, Belfast, London and Brussels, the politicians were sitting across from each other, attempting to reconfigure a once-familiar political landscape. Everywhere there is a growing sense of unease, a deepening perception of not knowing where we are headed. We face into a political prognosis that only a year ago would have been unimaginable. It’s a long time since blind man’s bluff was played out on this scale.

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