David McWilliams: Ireland needs Britain

If an angry post-Brexit EU attacks our nearest neighbours, we will be the ones to suffer - so we should start preparing now

12th June, 2016
Consider this: England votes to go, but Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland want to stick. Brexit falls, but how long does Britain have?

As a 21-year-old student, I stood in the Great Hall, Bruges, in September of 1988. Little did I know that the speech I was about to hear would constitute the opening salvos of a battle that would culminate with Brexit.

In the now-famous Bruges speech, Mrs Thatcher picked her audience, her moment and her message.

Along with ten other Irish students, I was a postgraduate at the College of Europe. The College of Europe is the...

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