Saturday June 6, 2020

Ireland’s Euro fan club is stuck in denial

We will be relying on the kindness of the EU to get a deal out of Brexit, and they didn’t show us much charity during the banking crisis

3rd July, 2016
Negotiations will not be done by Ireland at all, but on our behalf, by the EU. Pic: Getty

The EU’s fan club has had a difficult time since Brexit. The extraordinary levels of anger and contempt shown to Nigel Farrage in the European parliament last week – even allowing for his gloating behaviour - were truly revealing. Seventeen million EU citizens vote to leave in a properly democratic process. Yet, judging by the mood in that assembly that day, it was as if they had done something criminal.

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