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Varadkar really needs to drop anti-Brexit tone

When the people of the United Kingdom (including Northern Ireland) awaken on the morning of Friday, March 29, 2019, the nation will have left the European Union. Until that date, the bickering and arguing continues.

The Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar plays games with words, referring to Brexiters and saying the Irish Republic will not build a border in favour of them. The remaining 27 member states of this outdated Euro club should be made to realise that the UK is a major economic player within the continent of Europe.

Outside of China and the United States, the UK is Germany and France’s third-largest trading partner and the Republic of Ireland’s largest.

It would be folly of the Irish government to continue with its anti-Brexit, belligerent tone, for it will be the Irish Republic that will suffer economically if they sign up to Schengen and repeal the 1923 common travel area and replace border and custom posts.

The EU wasn’t always going to be forever. If it was, it would then be viewed as a dictatorship.

Alan R Kerr

(Author, Eastern Trade)

Newtownabbey, Co Antrim

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