Irish Taoiseach shreds British Prime Minister with calmest language ever

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had to fidget uncomfortably as Taoiseach Leo Varadkar delivered some home truths as the two leaders met in Dublin.

Johnson had come for talks about the Northern Ireland border issue as Britain prepares to leave the European Union.

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British bewildered that ‘pipsqueak’ Irish paddies won’t do as they’re told

It’s been painful watching the privileged classes of the British establishment come face to face reality of the new world order over the last year.

It’s like watching an ageing heavyweight boxing champion who can’t understand why he no longer inspires fear and awe…why his opponents no longer tremble and fall when he lashes out.

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‘Little Ireland’ jibes part of Brexit Britain’s tantrum over not getting its way

Serious strains are beginning to show in the normally friendly relationship between Ireland and the UK.

Of course, it’s always been a bit of a rollercoaster. Things were bad during the Troubles but thankfully started to look up in the 1990s. Continue reading “‘Little Ireland’ jibes part of Brexit Britain’s tantrum over not getting its way”

Bullying British demands over Irish border set to backfire and could help Ireland

The new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson swept into office with a fanfare of flowery patriotic speeches evoking the spirit of his hero Churchill…promising a do or die attitude that would strike terror into the hearts of the European Union, which would immediately crumble and give him the kind of cake and eat Brexit deal he promised in the referendum campaign three years.

In the real world, however, the picture looks very different. Across Europe, Johnson’s rhetoric is seen for what it really is: a lot of bluster designed to rally his support back home, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

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American politicians ‘rallying to support Ireland’ could spoil British PM’s Brexit dream

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson swept into power by promising to take Britain out of the European Union and deliver a lucrative trade deal with the United States.

While it sounded good during Johnson’s election campaign, it’s a promise that may prove difficult, if not impossible, to fulfil.

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British PM may ask Germany and France ‘to bully Ireland’ over Brexit

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson may ask Germany and France to bully Ireland into compromising over the main stumbling blocks preventing the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, according to reports in the Irish media.

Johnson is a controversial figure in the UK with supporters claiming he brings personality to the dull world of politics, while his detractors claim he is unfit to be Prime Minister given that he has been sacked twice in his career for lying – once for making up quotes for a newspaper and on another occasion for denying that he’d an extra-marital affair.

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Brexiter starts petition to get Ireland to re-join the United Kingdom

Just when you think that Britain’s confused arrogance over Brexit must have reached its limit… something else happens to show you that there’s still some way to go.

The latest episode is a petition created by Brexit supporter Scott Packer urging the UK government to invite the Republic of Ireland to rejoin the United Kingdom as a way of resolving the current problem of the Northern Ireland border.

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Irish bookie responds to British criticism of Ireland with mocking ad in Brexit supporting paper

Ireland has recently been subjected to growing anger and criticism from Brexit supporters frustrated by their inability to get the kind of deal they want as Britain leaves the European Union.

The onslaught has led to a caustic response from the Irish bookmaker Paddy Power, which is also one of the major gambling outlets in the UK.

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British politician’s display of ignorance shows what Ireland and EU are up against dealing with Brexit Britain

We’ve got used to ignorant and often offensive comments about Ireland and the Irish from British politicians frustrated that they aren’t getting their own way over Brexit.

Former MEP Stanley Johnson said the Irish should be allowed to get on and shoot each other if they don’t like having a border between Northern Ireland and the Republic. His son Boris, former British Foreign Secretary no less, described the border as just a “gnat” of a problem being used by Ireland and the EU as a way of frustrating Brexit. Continue reading “British politician’s display of ignorance shows what Ireland and EU are up against dealing with Brexit Britain”