Monday 26 June 2017

Barnier told us what we want to hear on Brexit

EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. Photo: Reuters
EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. Photo: Reuters
Editorial

Editorial

He told us what we wanted to hear.

Michel Barnier, the EU's chief Brexit negotiator, wants to protect the peace process, avoid a hard Border with Northern Ireland and understands the unique circumstances of our relationship with Britain.

And his speech acknowledged what Ireland went through during the Troubles, pointing out he was a European Commissioner when the peace programme in Northern Ireland was put in place, partly thanks to the EU.

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