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Latest EU summit has no good news for Ireland

Disaster looms for us with Britain now splendidly isolated from Europe, warns Daniel McConnell

Published 11/12/2011 | 05:00

Yesterday, with no sense of irony, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble was awarded a major prize for his contribution to European unity.

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After just an hour's sleep, an exhausted David Cameron, British prime minister, returned to London from the EU summit in Brussels last Friday to a hero's welcome.

'Up Eurs' was the splash headline in the British edition of The Sun newspaper yesterday. 'Europe leaves Britain,' said the Telegraph. There he was -- the great Tory leader standing up against those awful interfering eurocrats, standing up for the City of London and defending the hard-pressed British taxpayer.

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