Another day, another Brexit-related poll, this time examining the views of people living in the United Kingdom. Asked by the survey company Survation for the ITV television show, Good Morning Britain, just over 36% of UK voters claimed to have a good or a very good knowledge of the divisive issue of the frontier around the country’s legacy colony in the north-east of Ireland. However nearly 58% of respondents said they had little or no knowledge of the question, or that they had never heard of it in the first place!
Which of the following best describes your understanding of the current Irish border issue?
10.7% – I have a very good understanding of the Irish border issue
25.7% – I have a good understanding of the Irish border issue
38.5% – I have a limited understanding of the Irish border issue
13.0% – I don’t know anything about the Irish border issue
6.3% – I haven’t heard of the Irish border issue
5.9% – Don’t know
Meanwhile, Timothy Bradshaw, a junior cleric in the British state religion, panders to the lunatic fringe of Brexiteers who subscribe to the increasingly deranged right-wing website, The Conservative Woman:
It has become clear that the EU does not want a ‘no deal’, since it is issuing daily threats to the UK, from Galileo to security sharing, to hampering holiday flights to Europe, to treating UK citizens post-Brexit as a kind of lower caste, to generating new civil war by the IRA.
Yep, the European Union is threatening to revive the demobilised Irish Republican Army to intimidate the United Kingdom into accepting a final settlement that Brussels knows will be unpalatable to the UK’s government, parliament and people. It’s 1998 all over again!