“I hear people talking as if this country owns Ireland.
“Ireland owes this country nothing.”
Bonnie Greer on Newsnight is going to be VERY popular on this side of the Irish Sea.pic.twitter.com/ec5fA1HyLS
— Richard Chambers (@newschambers) October 3, 2019
On BBC One’s Question Time.
American-British playwright, novelist, critic and broadcaster Bonnie Greer, who’s from Chicago but has lived in the UK since 1986, said:
“Often times, hear people talking about Ireland, as if this country [UK] owns Ireland. Ireland owes this country nothing.
“Ireland owes this country no concession, it owes it no quarter, it owes it nothing.
“The third thing that I would add, too, is that the Good Friday Agreement, in spite of its rather benign name – the Good Friday Agreement is a truce.
“And it’s a truce because the United States of America and the EU sat down with the country to make it happen. We have to be much more serious about this.
“And the third thing I want say is that the United States is Irish and anybody who thinks that they’re going to get a deal through and have a relationship, a trade relationship with the United States, that shafts Ireland, you got another thing coming.
“It’s not gonna happen.
“I’m from Chicago, that’s where I was born and you know what we do on St Patrick’s Day? We dye the river green. People are very serious about Ireland in the United States. Don’t mess with it.”
Thanks Spaghetti Hoop
And here it is in all its glory, with added “people who wish to remain British, can be returned back to the mainland” – like an ASOS delivery with the wrong address 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/hD5ezTYL3D
— Niall McGarry (@MrNiallMcGarry) October 4, 2019
Thanks Nat King Coleslaw
Who you calling savages?
Today’s London Evening Standard.