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Brexiteer hits out at Femi over 'disgraceful' comment linking Brexit to N.Ireland Troubles

FEMI OLUWOLE was swiftly shutdown by a Brexiteer who was “disgusted” at the links the Remainer was making between the Troubles in Northern Ireland and Brexit.

Brexiteer Matt Kilcoyne admitted he was disgusted between Remainer Femi Oluwole’s comment comments on Northern Ireland and Brexit. Mr Kilcoyne quickly took offence to Femi’s insinuation that Brexit or a no deal Brexit could lead to a return of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. The Our Future Our Choice campaigner said: “Well this kind of upsets me, this is the idea the backstop is the problem, you refer to it as selling out Northern Ireland, sorry no.

“Brexit is what sells out the Republic of Ireland, Brexit is what sells out Northern Ireland.

“There were 3,600 deaths in the last 30 years in the last century only solved by a Good Friday agreement that more less managed to bring about peace.

“Now the way they did that was by having Northern Ireland officially in the UK but with an open border with the Republic of Ireland.”

Mr Kilcoyne interrupted to say that Mr Oluwole’s argument was a “disgrace”.

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Femi Oluwole and Matt Kilcoyne broke into a fiery row over Northern Ireland and Brexit (Image: Sky News)Boris Johnson has insisted that the UK would not build a hard border in Northern Ireland (Image: Getty)

The pair then began speaking over one another with the Remainer demanding Mr Kilcoyne allow him to finish his point.

As the row begins to intensify the Sky News host was then forced to intervene and allowed Mr Oluwolue to finish.

He added: “The agreement we signed that put to an end to deaths you just referred to, that was signed explicitly by the UK and the Republic of Ireland as EU members.

“It mentions our EU membership in that text so it is of course explicitly linked to Brexit.

Boris Johnson has insisted that he would not accept any Brexit deal with a backstop in it (Image: Getty)

“There is a reason why the majority of Northern Ireland voted against Brexit, it is because it damages their situation.”

Mr Kilcoyne snapped: “Femi the deaths in the troubles in Northern Ireland, you cannot link those to the idea of the vote on whether the United Kingdom should leave the European Union.

“It is an actual disgrace to the memories of those who died in the troubles for you to try and link that to vote on whether we should leave the EU.

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Mr Kilcoyne dubbed Femi's comments "disgraceful and disgusting" (Image: Sky News)

“I genuinely think you should apologise to those who died in the troubles after having done that.

“It is disgusting Femi that you have decided to bring the violence and deaths under terrorism in Northern Ireland to a democratic mandate of a vote to leave the EU.”

Boris Johnson has previously said he would not accept a Brexit deal with a backstop and the UK would not build a hard border on Northern Ireland.

Footage of Jean-Claude Juncker surfaced today of the European Commission President insisting a Brexit deal could be reached in time, and alluded to the possibility of one without the backstop.

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