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UK’s new approach to Europe presents an opportunity for Ireland

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French president Emmanuel Macron (right) with Britain's prime minister Rishi Sunak in Paris last week. Photo: Kin Cheung/Getty Images

French president Emmanuel Macron (right) with Britain's prime minister Rishi Sunak in Paris last week. Photo: Kin Cheung/Getty Images

French president Emmanuel Macron (right) with Britain's prime minister Rishi Sunak in Paris last week. Photo: Kin Cheung/Getty Images

Not before time, the UK is now working hard to reframe its relationship with the European Union. The act of wilful self-harm known as Brexit is water under the bridge and is less likely to be undone any time soon.

But the wrong-headed and incompetent British Conservative Party politics which followed look to be at an end. Britain’s overtures to the European Union via the “arch-Leaver” but pragmatist prime minister Rishi Sunak are being positively received in the various European capitals.


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