One unintended consequence of Brexit is that Ireland finds itself for the first time in its history on the stronger side of the table in negotiations with the UK.

23 Nov

“…The Irish government can’t overplay this card, but nor should anyone in the UK underestimate the seriousness with which it will hold to its position.” [my emphasis]

Taoiseach‘Leo Varadkar has in recent weeks become much more assertive in his insistence that the UK government addresses the border problem before trade talks can begin.’ Photograph: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images

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