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Trying to put us in our place July 29, 2019

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
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Telling, is it not, to read that Boris Johnson had by Saturday not bothered to contact Leo Varadkar. As always the disconnect between the superheated rhetoric emanating from the London in regard to the necessity to drop the backstop and the palpable lack of engagement points up the contradictions in their stance. And while negotiations are between the EU and the UK it is not as if some sort of engagement isn’t necessary or of use.

Odd phrasing, though, in the following, also from the Guardian.

Varadkar also said he would need to meet Johnson to understand his “real red lines” on Brexit, and that Ireland had shown in the past that it could be flexible.

Johnson has already spoken to other leaders in the UK including Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, the DUP leader, Arlene Foster, and Michelle O’Neill, the head of Sinn Féin in Northern Ireland.

In the UK – eh?

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1. EWI - July 29, 2019

In the UK – eh?

And from someone named Lisa O’Carroll, of all people.

The older I get, the more I agree with the proposition that there should be as few organisations as possible operating here in Ireland but headquartered on the ‘UK mainland’. The attitudes and outcomes are rarely good, and never with our interests foremost.

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2. taf - July 29, 2019

The Irish republic can count itself lucky that it’s Alexander de Pfeffel etc. that’s putting the screws on to change the backstop and thus destroy the GFA.

Another personage might have gained more traction in the EU27 and resulted in more pressure on the Irish government.

As it is, essentially Varadkar decides.

The aggressive bluster will continue until reality bites mid October and/or a British general election is called.

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EWI - July 29, 2019

The aggressive bluster will continue until reality bites mid October

I think that you’re being optimistic, here.

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