This morning.

Government Buildings, Dublin 2

European Parliament Brexit Co-ordinator, Guy Verhofstadt meets Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister of State for Mental Health European Affairs, Helen McEntee…

Ahead of a joint sitting of the Oireachtas Committees on European Affairs, Foreign Affairs, and the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement, where  Mr Verhofstadt said he wanted to deliver a “message of solidarity” with the Irish people.

“What we will never allow is that Ireland will suffer from the British decision to leave the EU,” he said.

“That is a commitment that has been made by the European parliament and by the EU as a whole.”

He also said the EU must also ensure that there is no return to the past, and to hard borders on our continent “and certainly not to a hard  border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic,” he added.

Verhofstadt tells Dáil EU will not allow Ireland suffer due to Brexit (RTÉ)

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20 thoughts on “Song From Guy

  1. Brother Barnabas

    Leo has an odd way of waving – big effort into splaying his fingers to the hilt. Paranoid about having small hands maybe.

    1. GiggidyGoo

      I remember years ago, you could buy a toy waving hand to stick on the car windscreen. It looked exactly like Mac Varadkar’s

  2. Milo

    “What we will never allow is that Ireland will suffer from the British decision to leave the EU,” he said.

    Lying toads. These are the guys who hung us out to dry during the bailout. And now they are using us to get at Britain. Of course all leo wants is the attention.

  3. GiggidyGoo

    He says that it is a commitment that the EU made. But I don’t see the text of the EU commitment published.

    1. Brother Barnabas

      Was reading down through the comments and, just before getting to yours, thought, “it’s nice that no eejit had commented on a female politician’s physical appearance”. And then…. boom. Howarya eejit!

      1. A snowflake's chance in hell

        Actually I was referring to the overall impression she makes:
        – tall and elegant in heels
        – a well-chosen outfit to complement what the drab old men are wearing but not screaming look at me
        – beautiful smile
        and excellent posture.

        Being a flabby, crumpled, derivative and bovine narcissist it was only to be expected you would immediately only concentrate on her ‘physical’ appearance when in fact most people out of secondary school see beyond the purely physical attributes…

  4. Thomas

    Helen McEntee has been Junior Minister for European Affairs since June, which makes more sense as to why she was in the meeting too.

  5. Hugh_Mungus

    why didnt all sides just say “hey lets make the best of a bad situation, make this as painless as possible for all concerned and make some lemonade out of these lemons”, instead the EU is all “Britain’s going to suffer for this” and Britain’s all like “We’d like to see you try”. I dont see how being at each other’s throats is gonna spread a vision of European unity, I mean they went from partners to enemies very quickly.

    1. Brother Barnabas

      Agreed. EU has shown itself to he mean-spirited and sinister. I’d think prospective members are carefully watching how this pans put.

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