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Scotland and Ireland allies in Brexit negotiations, will argue to keep an open Irish border

Sunday, October 8th 2017 - 09:15 UTC
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Nicola Sturgeon has said Scotland and Ireland are allies in the Brexit negotiations. Scotland's first minister told business leaders in Dublin she will argue for the Irish border to remain open in the wake of the UK's split from Europe. She added the Republic and Scotland were united on virtually every issue of substance relating to Brexit. Read full article


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  • Capt Rockhopper

    So the wee Jimmy Crankie allies herself with the Republic of Ireland against the UK instead of allying herself say with Northern Ireland. Interesting.

    Oct 08th, 2017 - 10:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Don Alberto

    An open Irish border and membership of the single market and the customs union without free movement of workers is less likely than the sunken Atlantis popping up and starts trading with Scotland and Northern Ireland.

    Oct 08th, 2017 - 06:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    So, you think that N.Ireland would totally disagree with this suggestion ? What is your evidence for this. By the UK, I presume that you mean English Conservative politicians....that is NOT the UK.

    Oct 09th, 2017 - 05:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    Wee Jimmy wants Scotland to be just like the Irish Republic. ie broke, relying on low company taxes to attract multinationals. But...after Brexit they will have competition from whatever remains of the UK. SE England is the richest and most dynamic region of Europe and will remain so.

    Oct 10th, 2017 - 02:08 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • gordo1

    I do wish this silly little woman would just disappear. She is no use to anyone, especially her fellow Scots! So far she has achieved nothing except derision from all sides.

    Oct 10th, 2017 - 02:50 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • DemonTree

    RoI GDP per capita (PPP) $62,828
    UK GDP per capita (PPP) $38.901

    How very odd that Scotland wants to be more like the Republic of Ireland!

    And why would anyone in Scotland celebrate it if SE England gets richer? Why should I care for that matter, when my region has less than 80% of the EU average GDP per person?

    Persuade the Scots not to vote for her then. A lot of them seem to think she's doing something right.

    Oct 10th, 2017 - 03:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    If you say so, it must be true. When were you ever wrong.

    Oct 10th, 2017 - 05:50 pm - Link - Report abuse +1

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