Thursday 8 December 2016

Face it -- Germany wants to make an example of this country

Forget the illusion that Merkel and Co care for Ireland -- it's time for Kenny to play hard ball, writes Eamon Keane

Published 01/05/2011 | 05:00

Denial is a word that crops up when discussing dysfunctional families. It refers to the capacity to ignore the obvious truths of a situation. Ireland's relationship with Germany is like that. Our political classes live under the illusion that Germany cares about our economic woes. They also seem to accept that Germany knows what is best for us.

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It doesn't.

To them, we are -- at best -- an errant child who needs to be put in its place.

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