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IrelandLeo Varadkar on Brexit chaos: 'If the House of Commons went pay-per view, they would make a lot of money'

07:00  07 september  2019
07:00  07 september  2019 Source:   independent.ie

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Varadkar to raise Brexit in meeting with US Vice President TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar will use a meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence to outline the impact of Brexit on Ireland. He says he hopes that Mr Pence will bring back the message to President Donald Trump's administration which has been supportive of Brexit. Mr Pence is flying into Ireland with his family this evening. 

Monday's vote in the House of Commons ensured there would be no customs border down the He added there was " lot of political instability in London and turmoil in Westminster, and we're going to Image caption the taoiseach (Irish prime minister) Leo Varadkar . But Mr Varadkar said the vote by

Irish prime minister, Leo Varadkar , will hold Brexit talks with the French president, Emmanuel Macron, on The SNP’s priority is to stop the Brexit chaos and the catastrophic consequences it will have on The common market has picked up a lot of support and I think we have definitely taken a step

Leo Varadkar on Brexit chaos: 'If the House of Commons went pay-per view, they would make a lot of money' Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photo: PA

TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar has responded to the Brexit chaos in Westminster saying "if the House of Commons went pay per view, they'd make a lot of money". He also took an extraordinary pot-shot British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says before they meet in Dublin. He expressed surprise at Mr Johnson's taunts of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn during heated exchanges on Brexit and the prospect of an election in the UK.

Mr Varadkar said: "The Dáil is not always an example of virtue an there are plenty of non-sensical displays of behaviour... I don’t really think a Taoiseach would ever call somebody a big girls blouse. "It’s just not what you would expect from the mother of all parliaments so I hope things improve," he added. Mr Varadkar's remarks came at the Kennedy Summer School in New Ross, Co Wexford where he said UK politics has been "very volatile".

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and DUP leader Arlene Foster: Existing arguments over Leo Varadkar has torn up the Belfast Agreement in unionism’s favour and ended up doing nobody any favours. With no such result in a Border poll ever likely, it is “better to focus on making the agreement we have work

The House of Commons voted against the agreement by a margin of 432 to 202 (the largest parliamentary defeat Members from across the House of Commons rejected the agreement. The broad consensus among economists is that Brexit will likely reduce the UK's real per capita income in

Leo Varadkar on Brexit chaos: 'If the House of Commons went pay-per view, they would make a lot of money' Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photo: PA He is to meet Mr Johnson for the first time since he became prime minister in Dublin on Monday. Mr Varadkar said he does not expect there to be a breakthrough on Brexit at their meeting. Mr Varadkar also said: "No matter what happens we always have to monitor what happens in the UK which is our nearest neighbour... we’re going to need to have a good relationship with them political and economic.

"It has been very volatile over the last number of years." Mr Varadkar said the Fine Gael-led minority government is dealing with its third UK prime minister since 2016. "It's an extraordinary situation to be in and the fact that the people and policies change so quickly makes it very hard to come to an agreement. "We put a lot of work, in good faith in Prime Minister [Theresa] May and her people over two years coming to an agreement [on Brexit].

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The election of Leo Varadkar as the new leader of Fine Gael and therefore our next taoiseach marks a He said there are a lot of people here who believe they should not have to pay for anything, and that But the whole welfare system, including free health care, subsidized housing and many other

Leo Varadkar calls for "unique solutions" to preserve the relationship between the UK and the EU. Mr Varadkar offered two of his own suggestions: The possibility of an EU-UK customs union if the Image caption Leo Varadkar went to Queen's University for his first engagement in Northern Ireland.

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Leo Varadkar on Brexit chaos: 'If the House of Commons went pay-per view, they would make a lot of money'
"But now we have prime minister Johnson and his government resiling from commitments that were made back in December 2017 so it's very fluid situation to operate in but that's just the way it is and we have to do our best around that." Meanwhile, Mr Varadkar also said US Vice-President could have been "more balanced" in his comments about Brexit during his visit to Dublin earlier this week.

Mr Pence raised eyebrows during the visit when he reiterated the US administration's support for Brexit and urged Ireland to negotiate "in good faith" with Mr Johnson.  Mr Varadkar said he views Mr Pence as "a gentleman" and a "decent man". He also said: "He is a politician as well in the way that President [Donald] Trump is not.

Leo Varadkar on Brexit chaos: 'If the House of Commons went pay-per view, they would make a lot of money' © Reuters Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson greets U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, September 5, 2019. Peter Summers/Pool via REUTERS "He’s, you know, a normal politician if you like, for want of a better term," Mr Varadkar said to laughter from the audience. He added: "You know what I mean". Returning to his meeting with Mr Pence he said: "I do think his comments that were made in relation to Brexit could have been more balanced." He said it's not a secret that the Trump administration is supportive of Brexit.

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Leo Varadkar 17 May. Statement by British Govt on # Brexit last night needs and deserves detailed consideration. Everybody shared the view that while there are positive elements in the Chequers proposal, the suggested framework for economic cooperation will not work.

Leo Varadkar launching his policy manifesto in Smock Alley Theatre, Temple Bar, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill. Leo Varadkar says he will In addition, the Universal Social Charge (USC) would be merged with PRSI to make a new system of social insurance. On Brexit Mr Varadkar wants a free

He also warned it will take many years for Britain to negotiate post-Brexit free trade deals with either the US or EU. Mr Varadkar said if the UK can negotiate them in three or four years "they'll be breaking records".

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