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Independent TD Noel Grealish arrives at Leinster House. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Independent TD Noel Grealish arrives at Leinster House. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

There has been a shadow over politics in Europe and Britain over the past few years.

Broadly speaking it is immigration with more than a tinge of racism. This is what Brexit is about if you boil it down to its essence.

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