James O'Brien's Brexit Top 10: 5. Epic Row Over Northern Irish Border

19 August 2019, 10:14 | Updated: 23 June 2021, 09:46

The huge row with a caller over the Northern Irish border that left James O'Brien with his head in his hands has reached number 5 in his top 10 chart.

- 10. The van driver being put out of business by Brexit
- 9. When a Tory MP called James O'Brien to try to defend Brexit
- 8. "Which EU law are you looking forward to losing?
- 7. The caller who voted for Brexit because of three-pin plugs
- 6. Taking apart Dominic Raab one statement at a time

While James enjoys his well-deserved holiday, we're counting down the top 10 James O'Brien clips on Brexit.

At number five is his remarkable row with Paul in Bow over how we can replace the backstop from the Brexit deal that Theresa May negotiated.

accused James of being irrational when he said that the only option for the Northern Irish border post-Brexit is for Northern Ireland to remain in the Customs Union and Single Market.

He suggested that an electronic border would work - but came unstuck when James asked for just one detail of how it would work.

Listeners really enjoyed the exchange between James and Paul, which started off bad-tempered and escalated quickly from there.

Come back tomorrow for number four in the James O'Brien Brexit Top 10 chart.

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