Brexit is all Greek to the Irish, no matter how English it wants ...

Ideas

Brexit is all Greek to the Irish, no matter how English it wants to be

As seen in the meeting between Boris Johnson and the Taoiseach, the Irish won’t do much to help Brexiteers

Eilis O'Hanlon

The old adage about two countries being separated by a common language has never looked more apt.

The only difference is that it’s now Ireland, rather than the US, with whom Britain is locked in mutual incomprehension.

Monday’s meeting in Dublin demonstrated that perfectly. It was as if Boris Johnson and Leo Varadkar were each lost without a translator to interpret what the other was saying...

This article is reserved for Times Select subscribers.
A subscription gives you full digital access to all Times Select content.

Times Select

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Questions or problems?
Email helpdesk@timeslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00.

Previous Article

Next Article