Triumphant David Davis Points Out Phil Collins Originally Agreed to Hard Border
David Davis today triumphantly pointed out that Phil Collins agreed to a hard border in the first place during the 1921 Treaty Negotiations.
Mr. Davis was finishing his first visit to the Irish border when he noted that any Irish government anger at the current political impasse should be directed towards the 'In The Air Tonight' singer rather than Theresa May's government.
"Mr. Varadkar should channel his frustrations towards his incompetent predececessors who allowed a mediocre pop singer to negotiate an Anglo-Irish treaty with Lloyd George", declared Mr. Davis, still visibly shocked by the lack of basic historical knowledge demonstrated by the Irish government.
Mr. Davis noted that, despite the bitter legacy of a Collins-imposed hard border, the British government wanted cross-border movement of goods and people to be as frictionless as possible. "This will even be to the benefit of Mr. Collins himself who will see no restriction in movement for his fans crossing the border to his concerts nor custom duties placed on his merchandise", said Mr. Davis.
Before leaving the border to return to London, Mr. Davis had joked that he hoped Mr. Varadkar would not be sending Phil Lynott to Downing Street to finalise any Brexit withdrawal deal.