After the Brexit referendum, LEADING Irish writers responded with their thoughts on what it would mean for Britain and Ireland. Today, on what should have been Brexit Day, they return to the subject On June 27th, 2016, a few days after the referendum in which the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, I published an article, headlined UK was groomed: Irish writers throw book at Brexit, which featured the response of a broad cross-section of leading Irish writers living north of the Border and in Britain to this momentous decision. To mark March 29th, the date on which the UK was supposed to leave the EU, I asked them to reflect again on Brexit. Eimear McBrideWell, this has all gone really well, hasn’t it? Over the last two years, any hope of repairing the Brexit vote’s damage to social cohesion in the UK has been completely trampled on. Homelessness is rife. Queues at food banks are growing ever longer. The NHS is wondering how it can possibly cope once all the immigrants, whose dedication and hard work make its existence possible, have been refused work permits. Mixed British and EU families are living in fear of being broken… Read full this story
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