Brexiteer asks for "examples of Britain treating Ireland in an appalling way", gets history lesson 2 weeks ago

Brexiteer asks for "examples of Britain treating Ireland in an appalling way", gets history lesson

The British journalist got a crash course in Anglo-Irish history.

During a recent interview on Ireland Unfiltered, Andrew Maxwell made an incredibly important point with regards to Anglo-Irish relations and Brexit.

"There are maybe 68 million people in the UK. There's more super-cool, sweet, creative, compassionate, funny, charming, sporting, great craic, generous, and just sound English people than there is actual people on the island of Ireland. These are people you would share your life with. It's just that they're - up to this moment - been utterly outgunned by the right-wing press," Maxwell said.

This is a point always worth remembering when it comes to Anglo-Irish relations.

There aren't many Irish people that don't have some strong ties to Britain, which is why some of the more infuriating comments made about Ireland and the backstop - of which there have been many - continue to irritate.

On that note, Andrew Lilico, a journalist, author and economist who has ties to the ERG, argued that if the UK leaves the EU with a No Deal scenario, it will constitute a major economic and geopolitical failure on the part of the EU and the Irish government.

In response to this view, another Twitter user stated that the UK has treated Ireland appallingly throughout the process.

Lilico then asked if there were any examples of Britain treating Ireland in an "appalling" way.

Granted, he was asking about the Brexit process, but plenty of people couldn't resist.

After receiving a plethora of replies, Lilico refined his question.