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Johnson mixing up Brexit Reality with Fantasy once again – Cullinane

17 September, 2018 - by David Cullinane TD


Sinn Féin spokesperson for Brexit David Cullinane has today dismissed the latest comments by Conservative backbencher Boris Johnson MP on the Irish backstop as nonsense and proof once again that Brexit was never about the future of Britain but the future of the Tory party.

Deputy Cullinane said:

“Another Monday, another Katie-Hopkins-type column from Boris Johnson.

“This time, he is berating the Irish people for having the temerity to have placed a British border on the island of Ireland.

“Let us be clear here, this is not about Brexit. Boris Johnson is all about Boris Johnson, and he is pretty much snookered at the moment. He knows that his window of opportunity to become the leader of the Conservatives is shrinking by the minute.

“At the moment, his support base is a hodgepodge of little Englanders, empire fantasists, and outright racists.

“He needs to keep himself in the spotlight though, hence the now weekly Monday ritual of outlandish statements and vacuous sentences. 

“His newspaper columns read like they are produced by putting the sayings of Enoch Powell and Austin Powers into the Hadron Collider and firing them at each other.

“Next week, I fully expect Boris to inform us that he invented the question mark and to accuse chestnuts of being lazy.

“On the backstop and the north, he is completely wrong, as always.

“It is Brexit, not the backstop, that is against the Good Friday Agreement.

“The people of the north voted to remain in the EU, but Boris doesn’t care about such details as they are facts and Boris doesn’t deal with such things.

“All this man wants is power. He does not care how he gets it, nor who or what he damages to achieve it. 

“He saw Brexit as his way to outflank David Cameron, a plan that failed because Brexit passed.

“In the words of Siegfried Sassoon, ‘he’s a cheery old card’.” 

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