Secret Brexit documents warn of return to violence in Northern Ireland

Secret documents leaked by British officials preparing for the UK’s departure from the European Union warn of a potential return to violence in Northern Ireland.

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The officials are from the department codenamed ‘Yellowhammer,’ which is drawing up plans for a ‘No Deal’ Brexit. Their work is top secret and the British government is furious that details from their contingency plans have been leaked, possibly by a former minister in favour of remaining in the EU.

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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.

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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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Brexiters think Varadkar isn’t bright and Irish will cave in over Northern Ireland

Leading Brexiters among the British establishment are convinced Ireland will blink and cave in over the Northern Ireland.

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They also think Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is not very bright.

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Irish Taoiseach Varadkar warns against calls for a United Ireland

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has warned against calling for a referendum on a United Ireland in the wake of Brexit because he believes the time is not right.

Speaking at Féile an Phobail  (Community Festival ) in West Belfast, Varadkar said that a poll on unification could prove divisive in Northern Ireland and would probably be defeated. He said people calling for such a poll should realise that unification would not be a simple task of bolting the north back on to the rest of Ireland.

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Republican senators ignore Ireland in rush to back trade deal with Britain

More than 40 Republican senators have ignored Irish concerns to say they’ll come to Britain’s aid to ensure a trade deal with the US after Brexit.

The group of 45, led by Senator Tom Cotton from Arkansas, have written to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urging him to “roar for Britain” like his hero Winston Churchill.

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Free online course about the ancient Book of Kells

Trinity College Dublin is running a free online course about one of Ireland’s true treasures, The Book of Kells.

One of the course tutors commented that the Book of Kells is to Dublin, what the Mona Lisa is to Paris, and the Sistine Chapel ceiling is to Rome, before adding: “You haven’t been to Ireland until you’ve seen the Book of Kells.” Continue reading “Free online course about the ancient Book of Kells”

Britain will abandon Northern Ireland loyalists, says Tony Blair adviser

A former adviser to Tony Blair believes the British government will abandon Northern Ireland loyalists in order to get a good trade with the European Union.

Jonathan Powell was Blair’s Chief of Staff throughout his premiership and the chief British negotiator for the Good Friday Agreement.

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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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