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Taoiseach says Ireland Should Be Afraid Of No-Deal Brexit

Niall Colbert
Niall Colbert

2:19 PM - 1 Aug 2019



The Taoiseach believes Ireland should be afraid of a no-deal Brexit.

It's after DUP leader Arlene Foster accused him of "project fear mark two" over raising the prospect of a united Ireland if no deal is reached on the UK leaving the EU.

Asked about Ms. Foster's comments, Leo Varadkar says no-deal is something we should fear:

"In terms of fear, I think we should be afraid of a no-deal."

"A no-deal Brexit would have very serious impacts on the economy, north and south and in Britain."

" It could have security implantations as well and constitutional implications so it's something we have to prepare for".

Since becoming Bitish Prime Minister a week ago, Boris Johnson has signalled his intent to have the UK leave on October 31st.

Johnson says this will happen whatever the circumstances.

Britain's Chancellor is providing an extra £2 billion to prepare for a no-deal scenario.

The money is to be used for stockpiling medicines and hiring more border officials.



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