Varadkar citing republican violence threat is a low blow

Leo Varadkar
Leo Varadkar

What a sad state of affairs it is when the Republic’s Prime Minister, Leo Varadkar, uses the threat of violence in order to stop the UK leaving the EU with a good deal, and to keep Northern Ireland in the EU single market and customs union.

Addressing the EU by waving an Irish Times with the story of a customs post being attacked in 1972, where six people were killed by the IRA and three terrorists also died in the act of terrorism, to warn of the threat of violence is scaremongering to the extreme.

Letter to the editor

Letter to the editor

The desperation of the Republic’s government to stoop so low shows they will stop at nothing in their aim of a united Ireland and to keep us in the despicable EU diktat.

Who is going to carry out this violence?

Is the IRA going back to violence if we have some sort of land border between Northern Ireland and the Republic?

Is the Republic’s government being a mouthpiece for violent republicans?

We know that nationalists/republicans rode on the backs of IRA violence to get their way during the Troubles.

Are they going to repeat using the threat of violence in seeking to isolate us from the rest of our United Kingdom?

If unionists were threatening violence at the actions of the Republic’s government over “Brexit”, they would be widely condemned.

It seems there is one rule for one and one for the other.

It will be a sad day for Northern Ireland if the threat of violence again dictates that we must do what terrorists want even though it is against the will of the British people.

John Mulholland, Doagh