Thursday 21 September 2017

There's little here for us to cheer as Brexit uncertainty prolonged

An election worker sprints through the count centre with a ballot box in Sunderland. Picture: Reuters
An election worker sprints through the count centre with a ballot box in Sunderland. Picture: Reuters
John Downing

John Downing

Today we are a fortnight short of 12 months since British voters shocked many with their decision, on June 23, 2016, to quit the European Union.

Yet the British people - and the rest of Europe - are as wise as ever about what they actually want from this torturous UK-EU divorce process. Today our knowledge has not been advanced by these emerging British election results.

And that is a major cause of concern for the bulk of the Irish people, North and South. Thanks to our nearest neighbours, the Brexit economic uncertainty continues.

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