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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.
Arlene Foster says she and Boris Johnson discussed Brexit and how a "very belligerent EU" wants to "break-up the Un… https://t.co/kzquVt4xnJ — BBC News NI (@BBC News NI)
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.
Fair enough. After all, that’s why the EU voted for the U.K. to leave. https://t.co/LzPAEPs3aY — James Oh Brien (@James Oh Brien)
@mrjamesob Blaming the EU for the disaster of Brexit is the last straw at the bottom of a very empty barrel of excuses - sickening. — Rob (@Rob)
@mrjamesob What on earth is this woman talking about.
We asked to leave the EU we were not kicked out!
Why are th… https://t.co/djTbb8kPJa — Spozster (Andy) 🇪🇺 #RejoinEU #FBPE#IamEuropean (@Spozster (Andy) 🇪🇺 #RejoinEU #FBPE#IamEuropean)
@mrjamesob ah leader of the Paranoid Party — Simon Schama (@Simon Schama)
Arlene Foster is wrong when she says no deal is on the table because of a "belligerent EU". No deal is on the table… https://t.co/Ql9vu1zGau — Sorcha Eastwood (@Sorcha Eastwood)
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