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    Inadvertent example of the root of the problem: 'it is the smaller of the two islands which appears to be exercising greater power'. To be aware that neither state is an island counts as specialist knowledge in England.

    BBC Newsnight @BBCNewsnight
    Senior Tories are frustrated by how much power Ireland has had in the Brexit negotiations, especially over the backstop, says our political editor Nick Watt.

    "The Irish really should know their place," one said bbc.in/2RLstJK

    #newsnight | @nicholaswatt

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    Declan Gaffney

    The. Smaller. Of. The. Two. Islands.
    Of. The. Two. Islands.
    The. Two. Islands.
    Two. Islands.
    This is the political editor of the national broadcaster's flagship news programme. Can you imagine the state of knowledge of the English public?

    Nicholas Watt @nicholaswatt
    Blog on Tory resentment of Irish power within EU. After centuries of troubled Anglo-Irish relations it is smaller of two islands which appears to be exercising greater power for first time bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politi…

    @BBCNewsnight @theresa_may

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    Declan Gaffney

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