Ireland a bad example to Scotland
David McWilliams wonders why the Scottish nationalists don't cite the example of Ireland between 1922 and 1979 as a successful example of monetary union with sterling (16/02/2014). Well, it is probably not too difficult to figure out why any reference to Ireland would be toxic to the cause of Scottish independence.
In many ways, Ireland offers a perfect template for a similarly-sized country contemplating secession from Britain. Less than a decade ago,...
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