Further evidence, if evidence is required, that senior politicians in Britain haven’t a clue about Ireland. Even the bit of it still under British occupation. Here is David Davis, London’s former Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union and an ardent eurosceptic in the governing Conservative Party, discussing the United Kingdom’s controversial frontier on the island with Sky News:
“There is a customs border, there is a judicial border, there’s a currency border. Those borders all operate invisibly…
It doesn’t matter whether you carry a euro or pound, you can buy your drinks in Belfast in euros and y’know, can buy in Dublin with pounds.”
Yep, Davis believes that the euro is acceptable currency in Belfast and that the pound is acceptable currency in Dublin. And for pints, but of course, since he’s talking about the Irish. The condescension and ignorance of the British is just jaw-dropping. However, lest you think that the Tory MP was done with his inanities, he also claimed that the concerns of Ireland and the European Union on the issue of the border around the Six Counties were an “exaggeration” while simultaneously accusing them of “over simplifying” the issue.
Only mad dogs and Englishmen… go out to a Conservative Party conference.