If we are to believe the reports from the Irish and international press, it seems that Theresa May, the lacklustre prime minister of the United Kingdom, has finally squared off against Jacob Rees-Mogg, the de facto head of the most vociferously Europhobic faction in her ruling Conservative Party. During a briefing with 150 backbench MPs discussing the UK’s stalled negotiations with the European Union over the country’s withdrawal from the continental bloc, the premier reprimanded the fellow Tory when he tried to challenge her on the question of Britain’s currently invisible border around its north-eastern legacy colony on the island of Ireland. According to the Mirror newspaper in London:
Mr Rees-Mogg, who leads the powerful European Research Group, was said to have antagonised Mrs May by suggesting that the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic could be left open after Brexit.
A source said: “Jacob said, ‘If there…
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