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Brexit: UK's negotiators "do not know what they are doing"

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Image caption The comments came after the Irish government hosted an all-island forum on Brexit earlier this the week

Ireland's enterprise minister has said the UK's Brexit negotiators "do not know what they are doing".

Mary Mitchell O'Connor made the comment during a parliamentary debate on Thursday.

She said she "met a number of people who are negotiating the Brexit deal for the UK".

She added: "They do not know what they are doing and they do not know when they will be invoking Article 50."

Mrs O'Connor was in London on Wednesday where she met Secretary of State for International Trade, Liam Fox, and the Secretary of State for Business, Greg Clark.