Lise Hand: Bad Eurodoggies -- will EU overlords let us off the leash?
Published 16/06/2011 | 05:00
WHAT a sorry bunch we are now. Was it only three years ago this week that Ireland cheerfully proffered the middle digit at the Boys in Brussels and gave the Lisbon Treaty the bum's rush?
Sure we were all still happily labouring under the delusion that we were cock-of-the-EU-walk, and that we didn't need any pinstriped pencil-pushers from Europe telling us what to do, no sirree.
And as far as most of the citizenry were concerned, Jean-Claude was that preposterously musclebound Belgian bloke who was good at kung fu.