If there is anybody who is hopeful about Britain PM Theresa May’s new deal, it is the Prime Minister of Ireland Leo Varadkar. Holding her in high regard, Leo Varadkar fears the consequences of Theresa May’s resignation and has admitted that the British Prime Minister’s resignation could be “dangerous” for Ireland.
It is possible that Varadkar’s primary impressions on the proposal are drawn from the fact that Theresa May seemed confident about her intentions to deliver Brexit with a deal and that she could obtain the necessary majority in the House of Commons. They met at the European summit in Brussels. It seemed that May had had it as she didn’t ask for Varadkar’s assistance.
Leo Varadkar’s support to Theresa May
Leo Varadkar was keen on finding out about May’s latest proposal formally but had made an opinion prior to a formal release of the proposal saying that it sounded okay and acceptable. This may have a much-needed positive impact on the passing of the bill as Ireland plays a very important part in Brexit negotiations. To Varadkar, the bill is acceptable as long as it does not contradict the withdrawal agreement. He has made clear that the Irish backstop is an integral part of the proposal and that he is apprehensive of a “no-deal” Brexit.
Leo Varadkar has shared his feelings on how he thinks Theresa May’s successor can affect Brexit. Irrespective of the attitude of the new leader of Tories towards Brexit, the Irish Prime Minister is sure that the coming months will be difficult for his country. The reason behind Theresa May’s resignation might be the failure in the deliverance of Brexit. Varadkar feels his British counterpart faces lack of support due to which the bill has failed to pass every time that it has been proposed and also that difficult decisions have to be made by the British government and parliament. He feels that division prevails within and across political parties which might have led to progress becoming unachievable.
The role that Great Britain plays
In spite of the fact that the European Union has been hard on the British government and parliament, Mr. Varadkar understands that at the time British politics is chaotic and entirely focused on Brexit, and has repeated, time and again, to go easy on the British. He says that even though the British are not looking forward to a no-deal Brexit, it is totally up to the British to decide how Brexit will proceed, i.e., with a deal or without a deal. He has also reminded that the British do not need to seek anybody’s permission in order to revoke article 50.
On Theresa May’s resignation
The Irish Prime Minister has paid tribute to the British Prime Minister Theresa May for her untiring and continuous work towards the improvement of common travel area, and also on making it easier to live, study, work, gain healthcare and receive a pension for the British and the Irish in each other’s country.