Brexit with menaces

Kate Hoey [Lexiteer and Farage devotee] writes with menaces in ‘Brexit Central’: “Leo Varadkar needs to stop the hypocrisy and remember who Ireland’s true friends are”

Liam Fox told Sky’s ‘Sunday with Paterson’: “The UK is going to be leaving the customs union and the single market… We can’t get a final answer to the Irish question until we get an idea of the end state” – But ‘we’ can’t get an idea of the end state because ‘we’ can’t realistically answer any questions on the two Irelands. Though, actually, we already have if we truly are leaving the single market and the customs union since these leads to a hard border, whether or not this is wanted or intended.

And Owen Paterson told BBC’s ‘Sunday Politics’: “Not a single person has ever said the border presents a problem” which, of course, it hasn’t, until now, because of the Good Friday Agreement and the single market and customs union of the EU, derr. [quick clip here, via ‘Conservative Home’]

Short-term memory loss or straight-up hypocrisy? Honestly, which bit of the Republic of Ireland being an EU member state and the border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland becoming automatically redefined as the EU’s external border by virtue of Brexit do these Brexiteering fools who wailed about EU border security and campaigned on taking control of our borders not respect or actually understand? Jesus wept…

Here is some sanity and perspective:

Fintan O’Toole guest-writes in ‘The Observer’: “The hard-won kinship between Britain and Ireland is threatened by Brexit idiocy”

Ian Dunt on the Irish border and the customs union: “It is now clear, if anyone doubted it, that the government has no idea“ – “And then there’s Ireland…

Thing is, ‘hard Brexit’ is shitty death and ‘soft Brexit’ takes the piss out of both Leavers and Remainers. There simply is no Brexit available that is better for Britain than no Brexit at all. Nothing has changed.

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