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Posted on 07/20/2018 8:39:30 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Leo Varadkar was branded an airhead today as Downing Street dismissed his extraordinary threat to ban British aircraft from Irish airspace in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
The Irish PM was slapped down by Theresa Mays spokeswoman over the saber-rattling which is being seen as tit-for-tat for the UK reclaiming control over its territorial waters.
As the row raged, Mrs. May urged the EU to take a more practical approach to the negotiations insisting her Chequers plan offered a comprehensive solution to the need to avoid a hard Irish border.
And No. 10 gave short shrift to the threat from Mr. Varadkar, making clear he had misunderstood the legal position. [ ]
Brexiteers were even blunter, accusing Mr. Varadkar of being an airhead and making himself look ridiculous.
If British planes were banned from Irish airspace, it could block the UKs main route to the US. Critics have also pointed out the vast majority of planes leaving Ireland fly over the UK leaving limited options from Dublin if the two countries blocked each others airspace.
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Really goes to show what kind of foe the EU is. Trump nailed it.
All he has to do is shoot them down. Then the Brits will get the message.
Why cant he ban them?! Ireland, well most of it is independent of England. Might not be able to enforce, but it is their airspace.
Free Tommy Robinson....
Sorry for the double post but she is the bigger idiot. Except for the idiocy of the Irish voters for electing this clown. Indirectly of course.
One airhead to another it seems.
In the case of Ireland, I think the correct term would be, “Éire space.” :-)
Every country has their own ‘Resident Dodo Bird’, some more popular than others.
No way they ever get Brexit.
Time to send them crates of “bibles”
Catchy little tune.
Not when they are signatories of treaties that define international air travel like the Warsaw Convention of 1929, the Chicago Convention of 1944, the 1955 Hague amendments to the Warsaw Convention, the 1971 Guatemala, City revisions of the Warsaw Convention, and the 1999 Montreal Convention.
The First Freedom of the Air is to overfly a country without landing in it. There are lots of overflights of countries all over the world. Even when the US did not recognize the Cuban government, flights between Canada and Cuba overflew the US just about every day.
Freedoms of the air
Wow, Ireland is becoming fubar
1. railroaded abortion
2. Boycotts Israel as in BDS policy from Berkleytards
3. Now blackmails England over Brexit
That’s all in this year.
4. PM elected last year is its youngest ever, now 39 and openly homosexual - Leo Varadkar
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