Comedian Andrew Maxwell nails British politicians for their views on the border issue and Brexit
This is fantastic.
Given how inept and misguided certain British politicians have been regarding Brexit and the Irish border - the UK's former Brexit Minister David Davis thinking Ireland is part of the UK is just one example - it came as no surprise to hear Theresa May's latest remarks.
Essentially, she warned the UK that the EU might "divide our country in two".
Plenty of Irish people pointed out the irony of the British Prime Minister using terms like "breaking up our country" and "divides our country in two" and this theme was developed on BBC's satirical news show, The News Quiz.
One of the guests on this week's panel was Irish comedian Andrew Maxwell and he had a perfect response when asked about the Irish border and Brexit.
Guest host Fred MacAulay chaired the discussion and he asked Maxwell if there is a solution to the uncertainty regarding the Irish border.
"Number one, it's not the Irish border, it's the British border in Ireland. The Irish border is the beach," said Maxwell to a massive round of applause and laughs.
He added: "We're getting a little bit tired in Ireland of all this getting passed onto us. We - along with everyone in the EU - did our homework two years ago, you're (U.K.) still on the bus on the way to school."
Maxwell's remarks were very well received by those who were listening.
Regarding the particular segment, you can hear the whole thing here at 4:20.
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Andrew Maxwell, an Irish comedian, referring to someone's comment on BBC4's 'News Quiz' regarding the 'Irish Border' went something like -
"There is no Irish Border... That's a British Border .. the Irish Border is the beach !!"
Given the ignorance of the Brexiteers, it has merit
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"There isn't an #Irish border - there's a British border in Ireland. The Irish border is the beach." Comedian Andrew Maxwell on #TheNewsQuiz on @BBCRadio4 tonight. Wonderful. Repeated at 12.30 tomorrow and 12" extended dance version on 4 Extra 11pm Monday night.
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