Support for Irexit surges after Irish broadcaster promotes Pro EU disinformation.


As a result of the Irish Freedom Party’s argument that “taxpayers are being robbed by Brussels,” pro-Brexit sentiment has surged across the country.

According to Irish network RTE, the nation is now receiving €915 million from the EU’s recovery budget, which prompted the response. The IFP (Irish Freedom Party) responded with a stinging retort, saying, “They leave out the fact that we are paying in a whopping €18.7bn.”

Following the RTE report, the party called on the broadcaster to rectify the disinformation that had been aired.

“#Irishfreedom have asked @rte for correction to their misleading figures on Ireland’s contributions. They leave out the fact that Irish taxpayers are liable for €18.7bn in the EU recovery fund. It is an article designed to deceive and con the Irish people,” the party stated.

Following that, a subsequent tweet broke down the statistics into annual payments, according to the party.

“RTE Deception: “Ireland’s average net contribution from 2018-2020 stood at €377million,” the statement said.
“Reality: 2018 €270million (final figure)… 2019 €684million (final figure)… 2020 approximate €700million, (final figure out in Nov/Dec)”

Though this evidence was tweeted, many individuals in Ireland remain staunch supporters of the European Union.
According to a study conducted by the Pro EU body European Movement in Ireland, 84 percent of those polled felt that Dublin should maintain its ties with Brussels.

Overall, the statistics were fairly consistent across the Republic of Ireland.
Additionally, Northern Ireland voters overwhelmingly supported staying in the European Union during last year’s referendum on its membership.

According to the total results, 55.7 percent voted to remain in the EU, while 44.23 percent voted to leave.

The geographic positions of Unionists and Nationalists had a significant impact on the outcome.

The Irish Freedom Party claims that by quitting the EU, they would be able to restore national democracy to Ireland.

In terms of the IFP manifesto, they say they want to regain control of law-making, the currency, trade policy, and borders, just to mention a few examples.

In the North of Ireland, current difficulties with the Northern Ireland Protocol have prompted outrage among members of the Unionist community. The head of the Democratic Unionist Party recently threatened to call an election at Stormont if the situation does not improve.