Monday 16 July 2018

'Enda Kelly, former Taoiseach of Northern Ireland' - a British MP got his facts about Irish politics seriously confused

Tory MP Bernard Jenkin
Tory MP Bernard Jenkin
Kathy Armstrong

Kathy Armstrong

A British MP has been branded "utterly clueless" after discussing Irish politics on TV last night.

Tory MP Bernard Jenkin appeared on Sky News to discuss the crunch Brexit negotiations surrounding the Irish border issue.

Unfortunately for Mr Jenkin, it seems like he should have brushed up on his facts about Ireland before the segment.

He said: “If you listen to Bertie Ahern, if you listen to Enda Kelly – these are two former Taoiseachs, Prime Ministers of Northern Ireland.

"They haven’t quite played ball like the present Irish Prime Minister."

Of course it wasn't long until social media users noticed that not only had he mixed up former Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny's name, but he had also claimed that Northern Ireland is led by a Taoiseach:

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