Friday June 5, 2020

McGurk: Soft talk, but no big stick

In rejecting any threat to leave the EU should a Brexit deal prove ruinous, we have made ourselves the patsies of Europe

22nd January, 2017
British Prime Minister Theresa May Pic: Getty

Readers of this paper will have been least surprised at last week’s Brexit events. By the time Theresa May had finished laying out her shopping list and when significant voices across Europe had dismissed it as a brazen attempt at cherry-picking, the dimensions of the crisis now facing not just Britain, but Ireland were becoming undeniable. By Thursday, even the Department of Finance was joining in, warning of at least 40,000 job losses.


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