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Poll: Are you concerned about the British view of Ireland in Brexit negotiations?

Ireland’s approach has raised the ire of UK politicians and commentators.

Simon Coveney and Boris Johnson at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin earlier this month.
Simon Coveney and Boris Johnson at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin earlier this month.
Image: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

IT HAS BEEN a tense few weeks in Brexit negotiations, with key Irish border issues coming to the fore of the talks.

Leo Varadkar and Foreign Affairs minister Simon Coveney have been strong on the issue of the border, insisting that the talks cannot progress to trade issues until the British give real guarantees that there will be no hard border between Northern Ireland and Ireland.

If the UK leaves the free market and the free travel zone, there have been fears that a hard border may be inevitable.

Ireland’s approach has raise the ire of UK politicians and commentators, many of whom think the government is being awkward for the sake of it.

UK Labour pro-Brexit politician Kate Hoey said yesterday that Ireland needed to be “more positive” in relation to Brexit and that there was “a lot of politics going on” around the issue in Ireland.

DUP MP Sammy Wilson told BBC’s Newsnight last night that Ireland was “being used by the EU” to force the UK to stay in the single market.

On the Irish side, politicians have said that the border issue is of huge importance and that the UK had not been taking it seriously enough.

So, does the view of some commentators concern you?

Today we’re asking, Are you concerned about the British view on Ireland in Brexit negotiations?


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