DV interviews Peter Hitchens about Leo, good Friday Agreement, Brexit and Kevin Myers


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Donkey Voters, We are bank with a bang though and in today’s episode we interview Peter Hitchens, long-time Eurosceptic, Mail on Sunday columnist and brother of the late Christopher. Peter has generated controversy over his criticism of our beloved Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and ignited a subsequent twitter storm with Irish tweeps about the 1916 rising and German involvement therewith. More here: http://hitchensblog.mailonsunday.co.uk/2017/08/would-the-irish-have-put-up-with-being-treated-like-this-.html We discuss with him in some more detail his criticism of our Leo, why he believes the Good Friday Agreement was a surrender to paramilitaries and his preference for direct rule – an idea which was shortly after taken up by Michael Gove (who initially supported the deal) in his ‘Price of Peace’ essay. We noted his suggestion that when (the what he sees as inevitable) reunification of the island happens, Irish soldiers may well end up patrolling the Shankill in the face of disquiet from the Unionist minority. We also discuss Brexit, why he sees referendums as unfair and increasingly so, and his view that Britain should stay in the Single Market despite the loss of sovereignty that will entail. Finally, we discuss his view on the Kevin Myers controversy.

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