Monday 5 December 2016

Our politicians will take a keen interest in British election

Published 04/05/2015 | 02:30

Cartoon - Postmasters Election
Cartoon - Postmasters Election

Charlie Flanagan will be watching those British results late on Thursday night with one rather ugly word on his mind: "Brexit."

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But all the inmates of Leinster House will have more self-interested curiosity about the fate of David Cameron, Ed Miliband and the others. A Conservative win in this week's British election would immediately raise prospects of an early British EU membership referendum putting the spotlight on the Foreign Affairs Minister.

But that is ultimately an issue for the next Irish government. Irish politicians' more immediate interests are based on the considerable parallels in how politics is done on Europe's two western islands.

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