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.Read more »
Most Recent Episode
9: #9 | Silly Summit Season
This week the guys talk about the upcoming summit that's turned out to be something of a damp squib.
Paddy Brussels makes a timely return while Aarti Shankar, policy analysist with Open Europe, makes her pod debut.
In the first half we discuss with Paddy Brussels:
3:50 Brussels being fed up with brexit
5:10 How the summit has petered out as being relevent to brexit and why the UK backstop position doesn't work
7:53 Is a no deal a realistic proposition.
8:37 Can Merkel get support for her position on asylum?
9:10 And we talk about an imperfect backstop versus none at all.
10:11 Ireland's allies in a new, non UK Europe.
In the second half we talk to Aarti Shankar and we talk about:
13:41 Why people voted to leave the EU (immigration unsurprisingly pops up)
17:10 Will there be a second referendum?
18:13 What role will the UK parliament have in deciding a final deal, and whether the pro EU Tory rebels aren't rebels at all.
21:16 How the EU summit is now a damp squib
22:30 Why the UK backstop proposition doesn't work but equally why the EU aren't being realistic in negotiations
26:15 Why are the EU backing Ireland so strongly?
27:54 Is a no deal scenario a bluff and will the final timeline in October actually be pushed back?
30:17 How frustrated are UK businesses?
Follow Aarti on twitter @rtshankar and check out more work from Open Europe here: https://openeurope.org.ukRead more »