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11th Dec 2018

Conservative Party MP says “the Irish really should know their place” in Brexit negotiations

Rudi Kinsella

Theresa May

This won’t go down too well at all…

It was confirmed today that Theresa May will be coming to Ireland on Wednesday as part of a European tour to try and renegotiate the withdrawal agreement for Britain’s exit from the EU with relevant parties in the negotiations.

The issue of the Irish backstop remains one of the biggest matters at hand in the Brexit negotiations, and it appears that those across the water are starting to really lose their patience with us.

One unnamed member of the Conservative Party,for example, allegedly said that “The Irish should really know their place”.

According to an blog by BBC journalist Nicholas Watt, the Conservative MP in question was exasperated that the Republic of Ireland has been able to shape the EU negotiating stance that has put such pressure on the UK.

Speaking to Watt, the Conservative Party member allegedly said: “We simply cannot allow the Irish to treat us like this,” in relation to the negotiating tactics of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

He said: “This simply cannot stand. The Irish really should know their place.”

May will be eager to come up with a solution to her current plight as soon as possible, and will hope that her trip to Ireland could go some way to coming up with some sort of a solution ahead of a rescheduled vote in the House of Commons and the proposed date for Britain’s eventual exit from the European Union on 29 March.

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