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Old 11.04.2018, 19:02
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

How dare David Davis blame Sinn Fein for the Irish border mess

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We had a change of government, south of the border, and with quite a strong influence from Sinn Féin, and that had an impact in terms of the approach
Nope, no change in government in about seven years. Not alone that but both of the main political parties agree on the Irish approach to BREXIT.

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Well you had a change of leader or a change in taoiseach. They’ve [Sinn Féin] been playing a strong political role which they haven’t done historically, that I hadn’t foreseen
Here is the thing, in my days in Ireland, the Fine Gael party, the current government, used to be called 'West Brits', mean that they were the most pro UK party in the country. So the changes of a Sinn Fein voter every supporting Fine Gael and vice versa is absolutely zero!

With such a poor grasp of the facts and no doubt a lack of briefing, no one should be surprised that he makes such a crap negotiator!

Michael Collins, one of the Irish leaders negotiating the Anglo Irish Treaty in 1922, remarked at one point or another: How did they ever get an empire? It appears the question is still valid in the case of Mr. Davis.
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