Brexit ‘weakened’ Anglo-Irish relations, contributed to failure to fulfil GFA - Taoiseach
Leo Varadkar says that Westminster took direction from the White House in negotiations, even when it did not listen to officials in Dublin
The UK took direction from the White House in Brexit negotiations, even when it did not listen to Irish officials in Dublin, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said in a frank and wide-ranging interview with former-journalist Alastair Campbell.
Varadkar said that the promises made in the Good Friday Agreement (GFA) “have not been fulfilled”, and the UK’s departure from the EU has “weakened” Anglo-Irish relationships.
Speaking on The Rest is Politics podcast, which the former-Labour strategist co-hosts with author Rory Steward, Varadkar said US president Joe Biden’s “sense of Irishness is very real”.