UK's Brexit Minister David Davis seems to think Ireland is part of the UK
Face, meet palm...
The man responsible for arranging Britain's exit from the European Union seems to be under the impression that Ireland is part of the UK, if his recent comments are anything to go by.
According to the New Statesman, Brexit Minister David Davis appeared on the Sky News' Murnaghan programme to discuss the possibility of Scotland remaining in the EU while the rest of Britain leaves.
In the programme he stated: "One of our really challenging issues . . . will be the internal border we have with southern Ireland."
We have a question for Mr Davis; what exactly does he mean by "internal border we have with southern Ireland?"
By saying "internal border", it implies that the Republic of Ireland is not, in fact, a European Union country in its own right and is part of the UK, rather than the independent state we know it to be.
In our mind, and in the minds of many others, an internal border is the border between England and Scotland or Wales.
Just saw that David Davis "Southern Ireland" quote and any hope of me not spending the day screaming at the sky is gone
— John Gallagher (@earlymodernjohn) July 18, 2016
David Davis: "... the internal border we have with southern Ireland." 😳 https://t.co/ZKpjfHeOQs
— Joshua Livestro (@JoshuaLivestro) July 18, 2016
If David Davis seriously thinks a) southern Ireland is a country and b) the UK has an "internal border" with it, then... jaysus...
— Brian Nisbet (@natural20) July 17, 2016
Therefore we can only conclude that Mr Davis is under the impression that the Republic of Ireland is part of the UK and it does not bode well for Britain that their Brexit Minister seems to be confused about simple geography.