Brexiter Kate Hoey launched a withering attack on US president Joe Biden following his brief visit to Northern Ireland, but a video from a couple of years ago is really embarrassing for her.
She wrote in the Daily Mail: “The US leader quit Belfast as soon as he could and jetted to where he really wanted to be: exploring his ancestral roots in the Irish Republic.
“Biden’s 17-hour visit to Northern Ireland – he may have spent half that time asleep – ended at the Ulster University with a carefully crafted speech to ensure the notoriously gaffe-prone premier didn’t make any diplomatic blunders.”
She went on: “The president’s understanding of both the 1998 Agreement and of Rishi Sunak’s Windsor Framework is elementary at best.
“Biden cheerfully told the press he was going to ensure that what he called the ‘Irish accord’ and ‘Windsor Agreement’ remained in place. Needless to say, neither of these things exist.”
Well, back in Feb 2019 Ireland will leave the EU when they see how successful the UK is after Brexit.
Now where is the Irish economy today?
Their economy grew by 12.2% last year despite price squeeze and slowdown internationally.
Latest flash estimate from Central Statistics Office was significantly ahead of expectations and made Ireland the fastest growing economy in Europe.
Minister for Finance Michael McGrath said: “While some volatility is likely between this flash release and the detailed release in March, it is broadly in line with what my department projected for 2022 at budget time, and reflects the continued strength of the multinational sector in Ireland last year.”
“Other metrics mirror this growth, such as very robust goods exports and strong corporation tax receipts last year,” he said.
Now what about UK economy?
The UK is forecast to be the worst performing economy in the G7 this year, shrinking by 0.3%. UK gross domestic product is slated to rise to 1% next year.
Now watch this!