Ireland to leave customs union and single market?
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Ex-ambassador Roy Bassett on Ireland's links to UK and EU

Ireland has "much greater connections" to the UK than the remaining 26 EU states - which are "moving a direction we do not particularly like", says a former Irish ambassador.

Ray Bassett is suggesting Ireland rethinks its future in the customs union and single market, and says the country should consider a new relationship with the EU.

He spoke to Daily Politics presenter Jo Coburn, who reminded him a poll showed 88% of Irish people wanted to stay in the EU.

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