Sunday December 15, 2019

Michael McDowell: If a Brexit comes to pass, the break-up will be mutual, negotiated and gradual

The economic consequences could be double-edged

22nd May, 2016
Is there rainy times ahead for the UK and Ireland? Pic: Getty

Brexit is viewed with grave apprehension here in Ireland - and with good reason. It would leave the Republic a member of the EU - bound, theoretically, on a journey of “ever closer union” with the other EU members - while our closest political ally in most European matters and our greatest trading partner, Britain, departs on a radically different path.

A kind of political and constitutional San Andreas Fault would begin to...

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