It is farcical to see Ireland supporting Sofia's application to join Schengen when it denies the right of free travel to its own citizens.
It is mad to be forced, unless one wants to be deported, to seek permission at a Schengen border post to enter (the continent of) the European Union.
Ireland then submits everyone to long queues to enter its own territory as it selfishly defends three quarters of an island against 'Schengenites' other EU citizens and foreigners....
Yes I laughed when I read it to.
At least the UK have (as far as I can tell) refrained from commenting one way or the other.
It is annoying that to return by car to my country of birth, through the European Union (of which it is, in theory part), I have to show my passport at least five times, whereas travelling in the opposite direction, through Turkey, not part of the EU, for the same distance I only have to show it twice.
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