Stephen Kinsella: It is not in Ireland’s interests to hold an election now
In fact, as the first phase of Brexit negotiations comes to an end it is lunacy
An election right now is lunacy. Brexit negotiations are the most important policy problem Ireland will face for a generation. The first phase of these negotiations is coming to an end between December and January. An election deprives the Taoiseach of his mandate to exercise a key veto over the progress of the negotiations. Let’s also be very clear: on the Brexit issue it actually doesn’t matter who is Taoiseach. The national interest is the same; the negotiating position is the same. The civil servants preparing them are the same. The political system in Ireland has shown remarkable coherence on the issue of Brexit.
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