Sunday December 15, 2019

Never mind Brexit – we should be discussing the kind of EU we want

We have little or no real debate in this country about the kind of Europe we want the EU to become

24th April, 2016
We need to decide what sort of EU we want Pic: Getty

Much is being made of the risks attached to Brexit and the dangers to Ireland’s interests which a Yes vote in June would represent.

From an Irish perspective, Brexit would be a very bad outcome. We would be deprived of our closest and best ally on many EU issues if Britain left.

Like it or not, Britain and Ireland have shared a similar position on many, many issues. That coincidence of approach frequently...

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