Monday 23 January 2017

Kenny lacked the courage to shout 'stop' on EU deal

The euro crisis has not been resolved and our corporation tax rate is now in real danger, writes Willie O'Dea

Published 18/12/2011 | 05:00

According to Taoiseach Enda Kenny, he put his case firmly on the table when he went into the recent EU summit in Brussels.

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To judge from the contents of the Fiscal Compact agreed by 26 out of the 27 heads of government, that apparently is where his case remained for the duration of the meeting: unopened and firmly stuck to the table. For all we know, it may still be there, with his banana sandwiches and milk carton inside.

The agreement reached in Brussels was a bad one. Not because of what it contains -- though that is flawed enough -- but more because of the decisions and choices it disastrously failed to make.

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