Irish PM told to 'grow up' and 'dial down' aggressive rhetoric – 'Varadkar is ...

IRISH Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been warned to “dial down” his aggressive rhetoric against the UK and accept the need for compromise to resolve the Brexit backstop issue.

PUBLISHED: 10:01, Thu, Aug 1, 2019 | UPDATED: 10:06, Thu, Aug 1, 2019 Head of News Paul Baldwin told Brexit: The Final Countdown podcast that Ireland behaved as the “b***h” of the EU as he reflects their intransigence regarding the Brexit backstop issue. Mr Baldwin was joining presenter Rebecca Hutson and Brussels correspondent Joe Barnes. The Head of News added that past peace accords were not built on aggressive conversations but the ability to meet in the middle and find agreements.

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He told the podcast: “I think Arlene Foster said something which needs to be taken on board.

“Which is that Leo Varadkar needs to dial down the rhetoric a little bit.

“He needs to realise it is not just one-sided, it is two-sided and it needs to come to the table.

“The peace accord wasn’t built on aggressive rhetoric, it was built on compromise and meeting in the middle and agreements.


Brexit The Final CountdownLeo Varadkar was warned to dial down his aggressive rhetoric towards the UK over Brexit (Image: Daily Express)

Leo Varadkar Brexit NewsPaul Baldwin mocked Leo Varadkar and Ireland for their subservience to the EU (Image: Getty)

“I haven’t seen a lot of that from Mr Varadkar.

“Let us remember he has already said previously there will be an army on the Irish border.

“Now, which army he was referring to is very unclear and his PR man jumped in straight away to say it won’t be the Irish army.

“So I’m not sure which army he was referring to, but that kind of

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