“We appreciate the sensitivity of the issue of totally” Boris Johnson said this morning when asked about concerns over the consequences of a hard Brexit on the Irish border.
But the Foreign Secretary offered the reassurance just moments after proving he doesn’t understand the issue by doubling down on his widely mocked comparison between the Irish border and the border between two London boroughs.
Asked about the comments by Sky News, he replied by barking questions back:
“I don’t know whether you’ve ever driven into the congestion charge zone from outside the congestion charge zone?
“Have you? Do you slow down? Do you feel any let or hindrance? Do you check your progress? Do you break? Do you?”
Throwing his hands up in the air to demonstrate his point, Johnson added:
“We mustn’t allow this great sort of inverted pyramid of objections to be built over this fundamental problem which I think is eminently solvable.”
Watch the Tory clown’s latest performance from two minutes onwards:
Boris Johnson has defended a letter he wrote on the Northern Irish border obtained by Sky News as “very positive”, pledging to publish it himself pic.twitter.com/trgqQzHNRb
— Sky News (@SkyNews) February 28, 2018
Sky News Dublin correspondent, Darren McCaffrey, called his comments an “insult”:
As someone who grew up on the Irish Border and lived in Islington – isn't @BorisJohnson attempts to keep comparing the two, a deliberate insult to both unionists and nationalists in N.Ireland and indeed those that have died over the 100 year old disputed national frontier? pic.twitter.com/RSWPEPdvJK
— Darren McCaffrey (@DMcCaffreySKY) February 28, 2018