Sinn Féin’s Brit-bashing is damaging to political discourse

Return to antique rhetoric suggests unionists have no right to live on this island

Members of the Brehon Law Society marching in the St Patrick’s Day parade in New York. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

Members of the Brehon Law Society marching in the St Patrick’s Day parade in New York. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

One of the most pernicious aspects of the Brexit shambles as far as this country is concerned is the way it has legitimised a virulent form of Brit-bashing which had almost disappeared from political discourse in the decades since the Belfast Agreement.

This could be as harmful for Ireland as in the long run as the economic consequences of Brexit.

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