British MP knows nothing about Ireland in live TV broadcast

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British MP knows nothing about Ireland in live TV broadcast

A British politician made some glaring errors on live TV when discussing the Irish border issue by getting all the details about Ireland completely wrong.
Tory MP Bernard Jenkin got the name of our former Taoiseach incorrect, and his job title and which country he was actually leading.
British MP knows nothing about Ireland in live TV broadcast
Viewers took to Twitter to slam Jenkin for his ignorance and lack of professionalism for a live TV discussion.
The clip came from a Sky News bulletin about the ongoing issue of the Irish border regarding Brexit.
Mr Jenkin said: “If you listen to Bertie Aherne, if you listen to Enda Kelly, these are two former Taoiseachs, Prime Ministers of Northern Ireland, they haven’t quite played ball like the present Irish Prime Minister.”
The inaccuracies are glaring for anyone who knows anything about Ireland.
Firstly, the former Taoiseach’s name is Enda Kenny, not Enda Kelly. Secondly, his role as Taoiseach was as the leader of the Republic of Ireland, not Northern Ireland.
Northern Ireland, as a part of Britain, has the same Prime Minister as the rest of Britain.
Twitter users showed no mercy to Jenkin as you would expect, especially given he is part of the party negotiating the biggest political deals in the history of Britain, the result of which will have a major impact on Ireland.

Written by Andrew Moore