Saturday, October 22, 2016

Britain, Ireland and Brexit

There is a fascinating piece in the Irish Times by Fintan O'Toole called

"Britain's Irish question becomes Ireland's English question"

which I strongly recommend as worth a read. The article is about the role Ireland might play in helping Britain to come to a sensible agreement with the EU about what our relationship looks like after Brexit.

This will be anathema to those for whom "compromise" is a dirty word. Personally I do not belong to that group and I think Britain needs all the friends we can get at the moment to come to a workable compromise.

And that does not mean trying to sabotage the Brexit vote, it means trying to build a future outside the EU which retains the co-operation with our neighbours and friends which we need in everyone's interests.

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