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'Brexiteer Jacob Rees Mogg admitted to me he didn't know what the Irish border was' - Bertie Ahern - Independent.ie
Referring to Tory arch Brexiteer, and leader of the party's European Research Group, Mr Ahern described Jacob Rees Mogg as a "lovely fella when he's asleep".

When asked by Mairead McGuinness "how do you know?", he replied: "When he's awake, he definitely is a strange fish I tell you, in and out of the water."

"But the reality is he admitted to me he had no idea of what the border was. I think a lot of British politicians thought the border was something up around Dundalk or Newry, and that there was a gate on it.

"I mean the idea that it was 460 kilometres across the island and that you could criss cross it to farms and houses, they just didn't know it.

"And regards to the fact that lot of these guys went to Oxford, Cambridge and Eton, they're not very bright. This is the problem."

by Bernard on Mon Apr 29th, 2019 at 08:30:52 PM EST
Smart doesn't count for much in the US and UK.  That's why they're not meritocracies but kakistocracies.
by rifek on Tue Apr 30th, 2019 at 01:12:53 AM EST
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