Theresa May: She’s not taking advice from Johnny Foreigner.

Phil Hogan had no chance. Theresa May isn’t listening to anything apart from the twittering in her head.

In her speech today (March 2), she made it clear that the UK will re-impose a hard border with the Republic of Ireland and damn the consequences.

If the Troubles start up again, she doesn’t care.

If trade suffers, she couldn’t give a damn.

She takes her orders from a different authority – although I still doubt it’s God.

Ireland’s EU commissioner has said that Theresa May needs to drop her Brexit red line on the customs union to break the impasse on the Irish border question. Phil Hogan said there was deep frustration in Brussels that with just seven months to the deal deadline, the conversations were still “London-London and not London-Brussels”.

He said May had painted herself into a corner by starting her negotiations with so many red lines, and that if the UK did not want to crash out of Europe, it needed to review them. He suggested that May’s opposition to a “backstop” option where Northern Ireland would be in regulatory alignment with the EU contradicted the UK’s position in previous talks.

Source: Ireland’s EU commissioner urges Theresa May to adopt customs union to end Brexit impasse | Politics | The Guardian

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