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.

11th December, 2011
Cameron's isolationist tactics threaten to split EU apart
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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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