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Buck stops at top: Cowen has failed his first big test

Published 14/06/2008 | 00:00

An unholy alliance ranging from the impossible to the unspeakable has inflicted defeat on the political establishment

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NEVER in the history of unholy alliances has a coalition ranging from the impossible to the unspeakable inflicted on the Irish establishment such a smashing blow as the rejection of the Lisbon Treaty.

Among its chief components were people who wanted us dominated by Britain, people who wanted us ruled by the United States, and Little Irelanders who want (God forbid) to rule us themselves.

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