Cameron's isolationist tactics threaten to split EU apart
The EU has suffered the worst split in its history - and a divided Ireland is now in a decidedly problematic position, writes Tom McGurk.
Three weeks ago, after Enda Kenny's meeting with Angela Merkel, I wrote in this column that, among the Taoiseach's other problems, a significant British-EU crisis was about to break. That weekend, the Daily Telegraph leaked a German foreign affairs document indicating the levels of financial centralisation Berlin reckoned were required to end - or at least contain - the euro debt crisis.
Even then, it looked like a menu the Tory party could not stomach,...
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