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Brexit: the Irish will suffer

Division, disruption and demons past

By Denis MacShane   May 2017

Campaign group Border Communities Against Brexit arrive to hold a protest at Storming, March 2017

There is cold fury in Dublin at being ignored by the UK government in London. Brexit’s victory for English nationalism has now unleashed Scottish and Sinn Féin Irish nationalisms and a palpable sense of clocks going backwards can be felt in any conversation in Dublin. This has been largely ignored by the commentators in the UK press, especially the pro-Brexit papers, and in other European capitals. Yet the Republic of Ireland is the European Union…

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