Paddy Wants To Know Brexit
About This Show
Paddy Wants To Know Brexit, is a podcast that seeks to explain Brexit to an Irish audience. Each episode will try and explain what's been happening in the preceding few weeks in the messy world of Brexit negotiations and explain how it will affect Ireland. The hosts, Brian Mahon, Jack Good and Niamh Mahon will then interview someone who has something to say on Brexit, it could be anyone from an academic to a farmer, or even someone who thinks Brexit is a good idea.
Most Recent Episode
2: Paddy Wants to Know Brexit #02 | EU legalese, Theresa May's Treatise and a lack of Northern Irish Niceties
This week's podcast sees the guys look at Theresa May's speech on Brexit. Did it move the dial enough to provide a breakthrough in negotiations?
In the first half they also review the legal text of phase one of the negotiations, focusing in on the border and the UK and Brussels reaction to it.
The interview this week is with Ursula Ní Shabhaois, an Irish language activist. We hear why the Irish Language Act is holding up the restoration of the Northern Irish Assembly, whether a united Ireland is now on the agenda since Brexit, and whether or not the Common Travel Area will actually be retained post Brexit.
See an annotated version of Theresa May's speech in the Financial Times here: https://ig.ft.com/may-brexit-speech-annotated/
And a draft of the EU legal text that we discussed in phase one here: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-18-1243_en.htm