Brexit and its relationship with Ireland is a saga that feels like it is never going to end and could get worse before the whole ordeal is over.
Discussions about the 'backstop' and the 'hard border' have almost become infamous subjects that have been debated and derided ever since they came into public knowledge.
The historical context of Britain's connection to Ireland has come up again after Andrew Lilico, an author and economist who has ties to the ERG, began stoking the flames of no-deal and blamed the possibility on the 'failure' of EU and Irish leaders.
If & when the UK does leave the EU with No Deal, that will constitute a major economic & geopolitical failure on th… https://t.co/CNGPWY5onr
Lilico tweeted this on Tuesday but when he was accosted by several Irish Twitter users who were not happy with him attempting to blame their nation for a no-deal, one even branded Britain's treatment of Ireland as 'appalling' which stumped the Brexiteer.
After he was presented a comprehensive thread of 'appalling acts' the British had committed against the Irish, Lilico appeared to change his question, to acts that were committed since 2016, which is convenient
@andrew_lilico @castlvillageman @dscullylimerick A few examples from just the recent conflict in this👇thread here,… https://t.co/J1oVdg8hGe
— Daniel Ó Coileáin (@Daniel Ó Coileáin)
@DanielCollins85 @castlvillageman @dscullylimerick And these examples occurred "throughout this process" since 2016… https://t.co/aen7hXOULt