Moment Arlene Foster bursts into song at press conference 'I'll be on Masked Singer!'


Arlene Foster had members of the press and colleagues in stitches as she suddenly began to sing as she took questions during the summit’s press conference. Ms Foster launched in a rendition of That’s Life by Frank Sinatra as she was asked about her experience at her last major meeting of the British-Irish Summit before her resignation comes into effect at the end of the month. Done with her brief performance, Northern Ireland First Minister jokingly suggested she could be “on The Masked Singer.”

Ms Foster said: “We’ve had a very good meeting. The British-Irish council, the value of it is we’re all equals, that brings a balance.

“All of the administrations share their experiences and we all listen and engage around all of that.

“I’m very pleased that everyone is here. That’s life, that’s what all the people say, you’re riding high in April, you’re down in May. Is that enough?”

The singing prompted Ms Foster’s deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill to say: “Now we know what Arlene’s next move is.”

Ms Foster replied: “Yes, The Masked Singer.”

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The British-Irish Summit marked the final major event Arlene Foster attended as First Minister of Northern Ireland before she officially steps down on June 28.

Ms Foster announced her plans to leave as she confirmed she would also step down as leader of the DUP following an internal row with several members of the party.

Ahead of the discussions, the First Minister welcomed the participants to “wonderful Fermanagh”.

“I am just really pleased that we can have this British Irish Council in person,” she said.

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The power change in Northern Ireland comes at a time when the UK and the European Union are at loggerheads over the protocol specifically devised to avoid a return of violence on the island of Ireland during Brexit talks.

Brussels threatened to block access to chilled meats coming from Britain into Northern Ireland due to differences in sanitary rules.

Northern Ireland has effectively remained a part of the customs union and the single market since January 31, when all other UK nations effectively stopped following EU rules and new customs checks were introduced.



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