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Tuesday 30 September 2014

Luke 'Ming' Flanagan will join group with 'common cause' in Europe

Published 26/05/2014 | 10:59

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Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan will join a group with a “common cause” of believing the EU has gone too far - if, as expected, he gets elected as MEP.

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Flanagan is predicted to top the poll in Ireland Midlands North West where counting continues today.

Speaking to RTE’s ‘Morning Edition’, the Independent said: “My attitude is that if I do get elected, I will find people with a common cause who believe the EU have gone too far.”

However, he stressed that he would not be aligning himself to right-wing groups who also say the EU has gone too far.

Mr Flanagan said these groups were “scaremongering”.

Countries on the periphery of the EU, such as Ireland and Spain, will look at their situation, Mr Flanagan told host Keelin Shanley from the count centre in Castlebar, Co Mayo.

“We need to control our destiny,” he said.

He also called for bank debt to not be socialised, and for retrospective capitalisation of banks to be implemente

“We need to change the course of the EU,” he said.

Irish Independent

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