Back in his hometown of Enniskillen to take part in this year’s Happy Days Beckett Festival, Adrian Dunbar raised his concerns for his home country of Northern Ireland under the new Prime Minister’s leadership, commenting that he doesn’t think “we can trust Boris Johnson”.

When asked by The Impartial Reporter if he thinks Boris Johnson will be a good Prime Minister for this Border region, Adrian said: “None of us really know what’s going to happen, that’s one of the big problems, our fate sadly is in the hands of a group of people who are not an elected government, it feels to me like some kind of coup.”

He continued: “I don’t think we can trust Boris Johnson. I don’t think he really cares about Northern Ireland, I don’t think the Tories care about Northern Ireland but they will use Northern Ireland whenever they can to their own advantage.”

“So therefore I think as a place, the people of Northern Ireland have to be very wary about trusting what’s happening in Westminster at the minute because they don’t have our best interests at heart,” he added.

Stating that he’d be “very concerned” about Brexit under Boris’ leadership, Adrian added.

“We all know a no deal Brexit would be awful, everybody tells us that.

“We would be fools to ignore all the advice of all the experts.

“Some deal is going to have to be done and there’s no doubt that Northern Ireland will be a big part of the deal that is going to be done, I just hope that we come out the right side of the deal.”

When asked if he welcomes the recent progress on legislation regarding equal marriage and abortion in Northern Ireland in the absence of a functioning government, Adrian said: “Yes I do welcome any progress that brings us in line with the thinking of all the liberal countries in Europe.”

Commenting that Northern Ireland is “lagging behind in legislation,” Adrian added.

“However, let’s not forget that this legislation will not be enacted if Stormont is back together again, it’s only and if Stormont stays in the state that it’s in that the legislation will be enacted so we have to wait and see whether that legislation is actually going to go through but I would hope that it does go through.”

What does this say about the current state of politics in Northern Ireland? “

Well we don’t have politics in Northern Ireland, that’s what it says about it.

“We don’t actually have any, it would be nice if we had some,” Adrian concluded.