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An EU commissioner, exuding authoritarian threat, has publicly put manners on us. Do we have to lie down and take it?

4th September, 2016
How The Sunday Business Posts edtorial cartoonist Peter Schrank saw the tax question on May 26, 2013

‘Well Paddies, now how was that for a good old fiscal water-boarding? Did that put manners on you over there off our Atlantic coast, thinking you might erect a secret little tax-haven?’

Of course, Commissioner Margrethe Vestager didn’t say any such thing, but forgive me for suggesting that this might be what she was thinking. We Irish, it would seem, are no longer the EU’s poster-boys.

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