A pro-EU Tory politician has secured an Irish passport over his disgust about Brexit, saying he is “ashamed to be British in many ways”.
Conservative MEP Charles Tannock has confirmed he obtained the Irish passport because his grandmother was born in Dublin.
The representative for London in the European parliament is one of thousands of British people who have been applying for Irish passports since the UK voted to leave the EU last year.
He said his interest in his Irish heritage “has been awakened by Brexit because, to be honest, I am quite ashamed to be British in many ways”.
Tannock told the Irish Times on Monday he was a “pretty angry pro-European Tory” who was strongly opposed to Brexit and had sought out a European passport – in his case an Irish one.
That advice being that you should probably try to gain an Irish seat really….