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EU has displayed a better grasp of Irish affairs than British counterparts, Lynn News letters


By Lynn News Reporter


To be clear from the outset it was Brussels who devised this anomaly for

themselves for reasons of EU fiscal advantage. Ostensibly, if it can be believed, it was designed to prevent a hard border between Northern Ireland, where I come from, and the Republic. This would tie Britain to the Customs Union with continuing burdens on it where the word temporary was a euphemism for indefinite as the country gets fleeced of billions of more pounds on top of the 39 billion.

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The Single Market has its own dimensions of bondage.

At the start of negotiations the British team incorporated the six counties of Northern Ireland as a small part of the UK largely loyal to the Crown as guaranteed adherents in processing Brexit. This turned out to be

the opposite with the Protestant Democratic Unionists in league with other Parliamentary backbenchers rebelling against what they see as an unsatisfactory deal emanating from the Irish Backstop. The DUP is propping up a Tory minority government with power that Ian Paisley Snrcould only dream of. Ulster has now returned to the political map comparable to the ‘troubles’. The stance of the Irish Premier Varadkar is one of ambivalence and exploitation for the purposes of fast tracking a united Ireland, all of which suits Brussels.

What has emerged from the negotiations is that the EU has displayed a better grasp of Irish affairs historic and present than their British counterparts in formulating the Backstop.

In essence they have outmanoeuvred and outsmarted Mrs May, who clearly is not a visionary in the way she has been duped by deceptive manipulation. Brussels has shown itself to be a ruthless exponent of ‘divide and rule’ with a divided UK Parliament reciprocating ignorantly.

David Fleming

Downham



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