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I AM THE BORDER, SO I AM

by @BorderIrish,

'Channelling the spirit of Monty Python, Father Ted and Oscar Wilde, [@BorderIrish] trolls the Brexit process with a tone that is whimsical, sometimes surreal and always pointed.' -- Guardian

'The iceberg always blinks at the last minute.' @BorderIrish

'I was living the quiet life, watching the traffic and the sheep go by and then Brexit came along and I listened to people dismissing my importance. I could see the danger coming in the distance, like a cold front on the Tyrone skyline. So I thought, how can an invisible border be heard?'

97 years young, the Irish Border may be a late adopter of Twitter, but with more than 82k followers including Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Piers Morgan and Alastair Campbell, the Border isn't so invisible anymore.

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Mohrbooks Literary Agency
Sebastian Ritscher

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A much-needed, hilarious and insightful antidote to the daily Brexiton depression.

Quote: Joe Duffy, RTE Radio 1

As someone who thinks that Brexit is a rare case of a country opting for its own national decline, there has not been much to laugh about in our politics of late. But at least Brexit has given us a great new Twitter account, namely @BorderIrish, which gives the Irish Border a human voice.

Quote: Alastair Campbell, The Impartial Reporter

The Irish Border - Twitter handle @BorderIrish - trolled the Brexit process...with its brand of dry wit.

Review: Belfast Telegraph

Channelling the spirit of Monty Python, Father Ted and Oscar Wilde, [@BorderIrish] trolls the Brexit process with a tone that is whimsical, sometimes surreal and always pointed.

Review: Guardian

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