James O'Brien Explains Why Brexiters Shouldn't Care About The Backstop

30 January 2019, 11:27

James O'Brien asked why Brexiters hate the Irish backstop so much, when they are the same people that say an Irish border solution is simple - meaning the backstop won't be needed.

Last night in parliament, the Brady amendment passed, giving Theresa May a mandate to renegotiate the withdrawal agreement and replace the controversial backstop.

But James pointed out how this position clearly contradicts itself.

Speaking on his LBC show, he said: "How can it be that the people saying the solution is easy - 'oh we just need some cameras' - are the same people who say we couldn't possibly sign up to an agreement that stays in place until we come up with a solution.

"That's the bit today that you need to focus on to see just how mad the coverage is.

James O'Brien in the LBC studio
James O'Brien in the LBC studio. Picture: LBC

"The people who say that it's easy are the same people who say that we can't sign up to a commitment to leave things as they are until that easy solution is in place.

"I don't understand how you can end up in a position of such internal contradiction."

Watch the full monologue at the top of the page.