British Brexit voters don’t want to see the return of a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic, the problem is they don’t know where it starts and ends.
In a segment produced by Channel Four this week not one British respondent could draw a half way accurate line to indicate where the border between the Republic and Northern Ireland actually is.
Could you draw Ireland's border with Northern Ireland? The border with Northern Ireland has become a major Brexit stumbling block. pic.twitter.com/yyqCRpPFuW— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) November 28, 2017
It’s funny at first sight, but since many of these voters cast their votes to dramatically change the nature of Irish and British relations without a thought for the potentially ruinous consequences for their neighbors over the Irish Sea, it’s also pretty inexcusable.
Brits were asked to try draw the Northern Ireland border pic.twitter.com/xwBJPOrl6T— ɹɐſıʌ (@jiffington) November 28, 2017
“Yeah the Southern Irish have to lump it basically,” she continues. “You can’t always have what they want in life.” Like geographical accuracy?
Apparently she’s not unaware there is no such country as Southern Ireland. There is however a Republic of Ireland - but why have recourse to pesky facts if the topic is Brexit?