February 15, 2019 / 11:21 AM / 10 months ago

Brexit: Irish PM confident EU's 'solidarity' to continue

FILE PHOTO: Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar (Taoiseach) speaks during a news conference in Brussels, Belgium February 6, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo

DUBLIN (Reuters) - The solidarity of European Union members with Ireland on Brexit has been remarkable and anyone who expects that to change is in for a “nasty surprise”, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Friday.

“One of the most striking things about what’s unfolded since the UK’s decision to leave has been the remarkable solidarity from the EU side, despite many attempts to bilateralise issues,” Varadkar told a Brexit conference in Dublin.

“The solidarity has been strong and resolute and those who think it will break at the last moment are in for a nasty surprise.”

Reporting by Conor Humphries; Editing by Janet Lawrence

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