Ireland cannot afford Leo Varadkar’s foolish missteps on Brexit

Stephen Collins: Government must maintain a cool head to counter Britain’s delusion

Speaking with Bloomberg TV, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said that it incumbent upon the British government to come up with a solution after the current Brexit agreement was rejected by Westminster. Video: Bloomberg TV

The Government faces the ultimate test of nerve in the coming weeks as the United Kingdom stumbles along the cliff edge of a no-deal Brexit. Cool heads and a rational assessment of the available options will be required at every step along the way as the March 29th deadline approaches.

There is no room for further missteps, like the foolish speculation about the Army being required to guard a hard Border uttered by Leo Varadkar at Davos, or for knee-jerk nationalist reactions to provocative statements from right-wing Conservatives and the Democratic Unionist Party.

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