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Tue Sep 3, 2019, 02:45 PM

Mike Pence backs Boris Johnson over Brexit in awkward Dublin visit

The Guardian
US vice-president urges taoiseach and EU to negotiate with UK ‘in good faith’
Lisa O'Carroll Brexit correspondent
Published: 10:31 Tuesday, 03 September 2019

The US vice-president and the taoiseach have clashed over Brexit, with Mike Pence urging Leo Varadkar and the EU to work with Boris Johnson to protect the “United Kingdom’s sovereignty” and limit trade chaos.

Pence also asked Varadkar to support the US in its quest for a new trade deal with the EU.

Pence made the intervention in the Brexit crisis during a two-day visit to Ireland, where his grandfather was born. In an uncomfortable press conference following a meeting in Dublin, he indicated his full support for Johnson over Brexit.

“Let me be clear: the US supports the UK decision to leave the EU in Brexit,” he told Varadkar in a prepared statement. “But we also recognise the unique challenges on your northern border. “And I can assure you we will continue to encourage the United Kingdom and Ireland to ensure that any Brexit respects the Good Friday agreement.”

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/03/mike-pence-backs-boris-johnson-brexit-dublin-visit?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Oh I am sure tangerine Caligula will support a peace deal brokered by the Clinton administration.

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 03:01 PM

1. Of course he does.

Making way for Putin . . .

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 03:04 PM

2. He should kept his trap slammed shut.......Dn do bhal!

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 03:41 PM

3. 72 million

There are 72 million border crossings annually between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. This includes 15% or more in agricultural products, including shipments of milk back and forth for processing, packaging and distribution. It also includes shipments of live animals. Brexit will require a hard border, resulting in delays year round. This is from an article I read over the weekend but I don't remember where.

Like trump and republicans, the brexiteers lied to the British people on a fantastically grand scale.

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Response to matt819 (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 03:42 PM

4. So true!

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 03:50 PM

5. "ensure that any Brexit respects the Good Friday agreement"

 


And ensure that all the prostitutes remain virgins - because that makes as much sense.

Brexit will inherently require violation of the Good Friday agreement. There is simply no way to maintain the Good Friday agreement along a border between an EU country and a non-EU country. It will not work. They'll be shooting and bombing one another in short order.

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