Irish opposition to a No-Deal Brexit has eased considerably with yesterday’s announcement that it would mean a return to duty-free shopping for people travelling between Britain and Ireland. The sudden change in mood was made even more evident this afternoon when a surprise pro-brexit rally was held outside the GPO in Dublin city centre.
Paddy Delaney from Cabra was attending the rally and he told us he’s taking a stand because the future of democracy is at stake.
“The people of Britain voted to leave the EU and the referendum result must be respected. Plus I’ve a brother in London who I visit fairly often so can you imagine all the half price liquor I’d get.”
We asked Paddy if he’s not concerned about the potential ramifications of a no-deal brexit including a hard border and even a possible return to paramilitary violence. He told us “Did you not hear me? Half fucking price!!!”
In the last few minutes Gardaí said the number of people attending Ireland’s first ever pro-Brexit rally has now reached around half a million with more joining every minute.