Podcast The Day: How Boris Johnson ‘threw Northern Ireland under the bus’

Deep dissatisfaction with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson‘s Brexit agreements for Northern Ireland is beginning to take on dangerous forms. For almost two weeks, rioters have been taking the streets in Northern Ireland, where they have been pounding police officers with bricks and petrol bombs and driving burning cars into them. They are mostly Protestant young people who feel themselves further away from the United Kingdom and disadvantaged by Brexit.

This kind of turmoil is precisely what was feared during the long Brexit negotiations over the Irish border. Boris Johnson threw Northern Ireland under the bus with a bad deal. They now feel the consequences of that, says correspondent Tim de Wit in podcast De Dag. In fact, the rioters are calling Johnson to get them out of that bus again. But can he?

Respond? Mail dedag@radio1.nl

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