Sunday 19 November 2017

All of Ireland needs a soft Brexit, so Belfast instability unwelcome ahead of UK exit talks

A member of the public looks at a mural referencing the RHI crisis and Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster in a Belfast city centre car park. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire
A member of the public looks at a mural referencing the RHI crisis and Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster in a Belfast city centre car park. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Editorial

Editorial

The departure of Britain's ambassador to the EU ought to serve as a wake-up call about the current status of the Brexit negotiations.

Ivan Rogers, a seasoned, experienced and accomplished diplomat, departed after shoddy treatment at the hands of British government officials.

On his way out of the door, he set out his views on the "ill-founded arguments and muddled thinking over Brexit".

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