They finally get it! Ireland could quit bloc as EU disrespect now clear - ex-diplomat



URSULA von der Leyen's swiftly aborted bid to blockade vaccine imports from Northern Ireland has left Dublin "in shock" and fuelled growing euroscepticism within the Irish Republic, a former diplomat has said.
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Johnny Briggs Honoured In Tributes From Coronation Street Co-Stars: 'We All Adored Him'
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Kim Kardashian cites ‘irreconcilable differences’ in Kanye West divorce papers
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Labour chief refuses to say if £20 Universal Credit boost should be permanent
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Huge iceberg the size of Greater London breaks off in Antarctica
The 1,270 square km iceberg broke off near a British research centre.
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