Borderline madness: Ireland tells UK to ‘feck off’ over Brexit border proposal
Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire suggested the UK will look to have Ireland strengthen its entry points to prevent illegal immigration into Britain instead of imposing a ‘hard border’ between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
This is just taking the piss. Britain taking back control of Irish Borders? What could possibly go wrong?https://t.co/ynNPnY2Een— James McInerney (@jomcinerney) October 10, 2016
The news contradicts promises touted by Leave campaigners that a Brexit would see Britain “take back control of its borders.”
When Leavers said "take control" did they mean "take control of Ireland's borders"? https://t.co/zfQugPLGlt— Simon Cox (@SimonFRCox) October 9, 2016
I'd urge everyone to contact local TDs to suggest they tell our neighbors, polite like, to drop the idea of us policing their madness— brian lucey (@brianmlucey) October 9, 2016
I just. This can't. What. Please no. https://t.co/YTVifXY3yv— Colette Sexton (@colette_sexton) October 9, 2016
Ireland’s Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan has spoken in favor of the proposal. “In terms of the threat of illegal immigration through the border, the sharing of information is vital, as is the sharing of systems and the use of digital technology,” he said.
Many of the people of Ireland, on the other hand, are having none of it.
Turns out, Ireland hasn’t forgotten its tumultuous past with its former colonial power.
@brianmlucey What? Refuse to do our duty as an obedient little colony? My, my, Sir Anthony agus Na Seoinini will be outraged!— pauldolan (@DolanEdward) October 10, 2016
Or the famine.
If Ireland did take control of UK border we could just spend 2 years waving EVERYBODY through: "that's for the Famine, yiz bastards!"— jOMG (@josefoshea) October 9, 2016
Some were angry at the UK’s apparent belief it can still hold sway in Ireland.
It appears that Irish citizens are pretty adamant they have no intention of carrying out the UK’s border patrols for them.
@guardian they can fuck right off with that— Neil Warner (@NeilWarner88) October 9, 2016
Complete and utter madness. British ppl will be much worse off because of stuff like this. https://t.co/y82w741KJx— Stephen Kinsella (@stephenkinsella) October 7, 2016
I can't think of a move more designed to enrage Ireland. 98% of our national identity is telling England to fuck off (2% is Tayto)— Emer Sugrue (@EmerSugrue) October 9, 2016
The Brits wanted out of Europe and now they want to move their border control in to Ireland? Get fucked.— Ian Kenrick (@IanKenrick97) October 10, 2016