Speaking on Thursday night’s BBC Question Time, author and journalist Bonnie Greer spoke about how Ireland owes nothing to the UK and how the US will have Ireland’s back in any Brexit deal.
Greer said that the United States would never do a trade deal with the UK that would damage Ireland or the Irish/American relationship.
“Oftentimes, I hear people talking about Ireland as if this country owns Ireland.”
“Ireland owes this country nothing. Ireland owes this country no concessions, it owes it no quarter, it owes it nothing,”
“The United States is Irish. If anybody thinks that they’re going to get a deal through and have a trade relationship with the United States that shafts Ireland, you’ve got another thing coming. It’s not going to happen, it’s not going to happen.”
“I’m from Chicago, that’s where I was born, and you know what we do on St Patrick’s Day? We dye the river green. People are very serious about Ireland in the United States – don’t mess with it, don’t make it look bad.”, she concluded.
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— BBC Question Time (@bbcquestiontime) October 3, 2019