Arlene Foster thinks the EU wants to 'break up the UK' and everyone is confused

Louis Staples
Thursday 01 August 2019 11:30
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As Brexit continues to rumble on (and on and on), the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland has come under renewed scrutiny.

Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster – a prominent Brexit backer – has ramped up her anti-EU rhetoric in an interview with the BBC following a meeting with prime minister Boris Johnson.

During her interview Foster made the claim that the EU is attempting to “break up” the UK. She said this is something that no UK prime minister could accept.

Foster also said that the reason the UK does not have a Brexit deal is down to the EU being “belligerent”.

Naturally, people thought that Foster’s insinuation that the EU wants to break up the UK completely ridiculous, particularly given that the UK (not the EU) is responsible for Brexit.

On Twitter, people wasted no time calling Foster out on her claim.

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