19 October 2018
DUP Deputy Leader Nigel Dodds MP said,
DUP Deputy Leader, Leader of the DUP Parliamentary Party, Spokesman on Reform and Constitutional issues and Foreign Affairs
“Those who would use victims in their pursuit of Brexit political objectives are really scraping the bottom of the barrel.
To use the prospect of violence and terrorism is a disgraceful and dangerous gamble. It is the very antithesis of responsible behaviour.
The Irish and others are very quick to lecture everyone else about language but feel very happy to wave about the return of terrorism in their pursuit of their political objectives.
The escalation in Leo Varadkar’s rhetoric over Brexit is in stark contrast to the Barnier mantra of de-dramatising the issues. What does Michel Barnier have to say about the reckless talk from the Irish leader?
Mr Varadkar should remember that one of the reasons there was so much border violence was that the IRA could carry out such attacks and then find sanctuary in the Irish Republic where they were shielded from extradition by successive Irish governments including those lead by his own party.
Both the Irish government, the British government and the European Commission have all said that even under the circumstances of no deal they would not erect a hard border so MR VARADKAR STOP THE WILD HISTRIONICS.”