Ray Bassett: Time to get off the EU train

Ray Bassett: Time to get off the EU train
An anti-Brexit demonstration in Britain Picture: Bloomberg

Ireland’s interests are very different from those of the other member states and the EU as an institution

A future must be decided by us, not for us. This is the slogan of the Scottish first minister in relation to Brexit, as Nicola Sturgeon demands a separate Scottish presence at the negotiations. She has argued that Brexit is too important for Scotland just to sit on the sidelines. What a striking contrast she makes with our own passive leadership and the abdication of our national responsibility to the EU.

The initial euphoria of...

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