- Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:22 pm
If there is "progress", I'd bet most if not all of it must be coming from the UK side - it's one thing for the Irish government having to set up customs posts as part of EU & WTO obligations should there be a "no deal", it's quite another if they were to willingly agree to actively set up the same as part of a separate agreement. Varadkar & the Fine Gael government aren't exactly massively popular among the domestic Irish electorate right now, but their performance of representing Irish interests concerning Brexit is pretty much giving them a pass for now, with no effective opposition to Varadkar, Conveny etc. and their handling of it in Irish political circles. However, any move change their current stance without a damn God-tier freaking reason for doing so (especially that the EU and a few other interested international parties would appear to have Irish backs on this), would sink FG and almost certainly lead to early elections that Fianna Faíl & Sinn Fein would be ripe to capitalise on.
I'd also like to think Varadkar & Conveny pass every single word Johnson mutters through a bullshit filter at least twice, before they even start to think about trusting anything he says.
My hunch says that the DUP are about to get thrown under a big red bus, but time will tell.
"F*ck business!" - Boris Johnson, on Brexit (2018)
"£250,000 ...it's chicken feed." - Boris Johnson (2009) & Jacob Rees-Mogg (2014)