IRISH comedian Andrew Maxwell had the perfect response when asked about the border issue on a BBC satirical news show.
Like many in Ireland, Maxwell is sick and tired of hearing about Brexit.
Perhaps the most frustrating thing to emerge since the UK voted to leave the EU, is the revelation of how little many British politicians know about Ireland.
Two years ago, we were all shocked and appalled when Britain’s Brexit minister David Davis seemed to suggest Ireland is part of the UK on Sky News.
To be fair, it’s not just politicians who have made the geographical error.
A video which emerged from Channel 4 earlier this showed several British people struggling to point out the border between north and south, as well as an elderly woman who called the Irish people “petty” and suggested that the Irish should “lump it”.
Could you draw Ireland's border with Northern Ireland? The border with Northern Ireland has become a major Brexit stumbling block. pic.twitter.com/yyqCRpPFuW
— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) November 28, 2017
The Kilbarrack comedian vented his irritation last night on the popular BBC Radio 4 satirical news show, The News Quiz.
When asked by guest host Fred MacAulay if he saw the potential for a solution to the uncertainty regarding the Irish border, Maxwell said:
“Number one, it’s not the Irish border, it’s the British border in Ireland. The Irish border is the beach.
“We’re getting a little bit tired in Ireland of all this getting passed on to us. We – along with everyone in the EU – did our homework two years ago, you’re still on the bus on the way to school,” he added.
Maxwell’s comments were met with a round of applause, and many more showed their appreciation of his remarks on social media.
You can hear it here from 4.20 onwards.
One Twitter user said that Maxwell talked “more Brexit sense in 1 comic min than all hard brexiters have for 2 years”.
— Looking Up #FBPE (@lookingup322) September 22, 2018
Andrew Maxwell, an Irish comedian, referring to someone's comment on BBC4's 'News Quiz' regarding the 'Irish Border' went something like -
"There is no Irish Border... That's a British Border .. the Irish Border is the beach !!"
Given the ignorance of the Brexiteers, it has merit
— Young At Heart (@Youngie60) September 22, 2018
— Paul McFadden (@PJMcFaddenDerry) September 22, 2018