Varadkar gets a caning from Lord Stoddart over Brexit comments


The Lord Stoddart of Swindon (independent Labour)

News Release

8th August 2017


Comments from leader of “EU minnow country” go down badly with Brexit peer Lord Stoddart of Swindon

The independent Labour Peer, Lord Stoddart of Swindon has taken the new Prime Minister of the Irish Republic, Leo Varadkar to task about his contribution to the ongoing debate over Brexit and advised the “stripling leader of a mini-state” to “learn his trade” before presuming to lecture the United Kingdom.

Lord Stoddart said: “The British people must be getting fed up with EU minnow countries telling them either to stay in the EU or agree to conditions like remaining in the Single Market and the Customs Union, which would effectively keep our country in the EU.  The latest culprit is the Prime Minister of the Irish Republic (population 4.7million) Leo Varadkar.  He should be reminded that the United Kingdom is the Republic’s good friend and a substantial trading partner –indeed, such a good friend and partner that that it gave Ireland a loan of £3billion to save it from bankruptcy caused by its membership of the single currency, during the last recession (I wonder if they have paid it back yet?).

“This stripling leader of a mini-state should learn his trade before presuming to lecture substantial and successful countries like the United Kingdom on how to proceed on Brexit, particularly after its people have voted in a democratic and free referendum to leave the European Union.”

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  1. Adam HileyReply

    well done David Stoddart and glad You have recovered from Your illness the Irish Prime Minister ought to keep quiet and go and take orders from Frau Merkel and Brussels instead

  2. Lord WalsinghamReply

    I do find almost everything about Mr Varadkar thoroughly unappealing and I am amazed the Irish have elected him, since the many IrIsh friends I have I can guess have the same opinion of him as I do, since several have said they would now like to be out of the EU and back in Great Britain – and Ireland is doing better than most with their low tax economy which brings in big companies and a lot of money even without free trade and instead the Deutschmark (Euro) and the German Zollverein, the two things which are bankrupting most of Euroland..

  3. Gordon WebsterReply

    I have many friends in the north and south of Ireland, and I find them a strange people. The Republic trumpet their freedom, hard won in the Uprising yet, although they profess to hate Britain, are happy to use Britain for Trade and to come here for work. I also find it strange that they were happy to surrender that freedom to a foreign government, yet still pretend to be free.

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