From left: Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Trade, Darragh O Brien, Liberal Democrat former Deputy Prime Minister Sir Nick Clegg, former Conservative Deputy Prime Minister Lord Heseltine and the Labour Party’s Lord Adonis , Fianna Fail TD Stephen Donnelly


Buswell’s and Leinster House, Dublin 2

The Fianna Fáil-hosted British ‘cross party conference on Brexit and future of Irish Border’ took place with former Conservative Deputy Prime Minister Lord Heseltine, Liberal Democrat former Deputy Prime Minister Sir Nick Clegg, and the Labour Party’s Lord Adonis in attendance.

Sir Nick, Lord Heseltine and Lord Adonis, all of whom are campaigning to keep the UK in the European Union, are visiting a series of European capitals to shed well-fed tears with like-minded Europhiles.


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      1. david

        His shoes are pretty scuffed and dirty
        These goons are actually doing the UK harm as they are projecting a weakness
        The UK are out full stop
        And its time they realised it

  1. dav

    I remember spitting images had Heseltine as a sort of Tarzan type figure. Apparently during a “heated” debate in the commons he picked up one of those royal babuble things that you see under the speaker in the commons and swung it round his head! still, he is a tory…

  2. Andrew

    Lord Heseltine, Nick Clegg and Lord Adonis have a difficulty with the outcome of a democratic process. No surprise there.
    As for the Fianna Faíler’s in tow. Don’t make me laugh.

    1. Alastair

      The democratic process in the UK is through parliamentary representation. The referendum was an advisory poll only – it’s not binding. If parliamentarians in the UK want to oppose brexit, it’s entirely their democratic right (and responsibility) to do so.

      1. Andrew

        Yeah right Alastair.
        They actively have campaigned for a re-run of the referendum as the people who voted to leave, the demos, were’ too stupid’ to understand the consequences.
        Don’t try to dress this up as anything more noble than that.
        We of course are well used to being asked to vote again on referendums regarding the EU.

        1. Alastair

          An advisory poll is not a binding referendum. Irish referenda, unlike the UK, have constitutional effect – and nope – we’ve never actually been asked to vote twice, in a referendum, on the same legislation.

          The prospect of brexit as presented to the populace, was never actually on the cards, so it’s hardly controversial to suggest the actual consequences were not known by the voters. They’re still not. It’s farcical to pretend that the better forum for decisions on brexit is a poorly informed popular poll rather than the mechanism of parliamentary politics.

          1. Alastair

            I’m just applying the long-standing mechanisms of democracy in the UK. An advisory poll on a misrepresented and falsehood-riddled scenario is no substitute for the democratically elected parliament who retains the responsibility for determining matters of state. Nothing disingenuous about it.

        2. Nigel

          Seems to me if you were really into democracy you’d let people vote on the final deal. If you were being anti-democratic you;d shut them out completely. Or so it seems to me.

  3. Kolmo

    Natural customs Border – The Irish Sea. Once the Tories shaft the DUP it’ll happen, no matter how loud they scream their apparent loyalty and Brotoshnoss, the DUP are only loyal to themselves (and their kindly but shadowy Brexit donors of £400,000+), a lot like the Tories.
    Borders come and go, and 100 years is relatively long time for a disputed border to exist..

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