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.

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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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Taoiseach Varadkar fears British soldiers may return to NI border as Ireland being ‘victimised’ by Brexit

Taoiseach Varadkar fears British soldiers may return to NI border as Ireland being ‘victimised’ by Brexit

Ireland’s Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says Ireland is being ‘victimised’ by the Brexit process and he now fears that British soldiers may return to the North.

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That’s a scenario likely to send a shudder through those who remember and lived through the Troubles.

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Sinn Féin leader attacks Brexit Britain’s ‘blatant disregard for Ireland and peace process’

The President of Sinn Féin, Mary Lou McDonald has attacked the British government for a having a “blatant disregard” for Ireland and the need to uphold the Good Friday Agreement that has ensured peace in the North for the last 20 years.

Mrs McDonald made the comments after the former Brexit Secretary David Davis admitted that the UK government had a “blind spot” when it came to Ireland. He accepted that British ministers had failed to understand Ireland’s difficulties over Brexit.

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Former Irish president Mary McAleese reveals her fights with Catholic Church and how Pope refused to shake hand

The former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, has spoken about how she was treated with hostility by some leading figures in the Catholic Church and how Pope John Paul II refused to shake her hand when she met him.

Speaking at the Irish American Partnership in Boston, she described how the Pope instead of greeting her, turned to her husband and said: “Would you not prefer to be the president of Ireland instead of your wife?”

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British Prime Minister Theresa May warns of a United Ireland if there’s a ‘No Deal’ Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May has warned that a ‘No Deal Brexit’ could lead to a United Ireland.

Mrs May was speaking in the build-up to the crucial vote in the House of Commons on the compromise Brexit deal, the Withdrawal Agreement, that she has negotiated with the European Union over the last two years.

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British children should be taught Irish history, says former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern

Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern says British children should have to learn Irish history in schools to counter the “sheer ignorance” displayed by leading politicians who support Brexit.

In particular, he believes a “crash course” is needed in the reasons why Ireland was partitioned to create Northern Ireland and the Republic.

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Sinn Féin tells Britain there must be a United Ireland referendum if there’s a No Deal Brexit

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has told British Prime Minister Theresa May that there must be a referendum on Irish unity in the event of a No Deal Brexit.

The possibility of Britain crashing out of the European Union without a deal increased when Mrs May had to suspend a vote in the House of Commons on her Brexit withdrawal agreement because she knew it would be heavily defeated.

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British politicians apologise to Ireland for outrageous comments by their Brexiteer colleagues

The last few months have seen a procession Brexit supporting British politicians making outrageous comments about Ireland.

Some of the worst examples include comments such as the Irish should know their place that the threat of food shortages should be used to ensure that Ireland helped facilitate a good Brexit deal for Britain. And of course, there was the much criticised comments from Stanley Johnson that the Irish should be left to shoot each other if they didn’t toe the line over the Northern Ireland border.

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Former Irish ambassador slams British attitudes and says for first time, Ireland has the upper hand

A former Irish ambassador has slammed the “breath-taking ignorance of history” shown by some Brexit supporting British politicians.

Bobby McDonagh was Ireland’s ambassador to the UK between 2009-13. During that time, he says he worked happily and harmoniously with his British counterparts for the mutual benefit of Ireland and the UK.

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