New thinking needed as Brexit looms ahead

New thinking needed as Brexit looms ahead

If we get stiffed by the EU on Brexit, there is an alternative – but only if we have the courage to stand up for ourselves

The remarkable documentary Atlantic, by Risteárd Ó Domhnaill, was shown on RTÉ last week. It told the story of how the EU took €184 billion-worth of fish out of Irish waters, while the net EU contribution to Ireland in cash in the same years was €41 billion. Once again, our political class had got a major negotiation utterly wrong. Are they about to repeat themselves as we await Brexit, caught in the headlights, with one diplomatic arm as long as the other?

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