ITV political editor Robert Peston has outraged Irish viewers with a comment, during a discussion on the EU and the Irish border with hard-Brexit Tory Jacob Rees-Mogg, in which he described Ireland as ‘undermining British governments” for well over a hundred years:
The image below, which shows old British flags still hanging in a Dublin cathedral suggests that Mr Peston has the issue of which country has a history of interfering in whose politics rather the wrong way round.
Rees-Mogg agreed entirely – indeed he wanted to press the point about the length of time in which this ‘undermining’ has occurred.
The exchange certainly casts an interesting light on the way in which at least some parts of the Establishment view our neighbouring countries and Britain’s past interactions with the world.
The programme has been contacted for comment.
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