Thursday 19 January 2017

The Brits might put manners on Brussels for us - as we can hardly threaten an Irxit

Published 13/06/2016 | 02:30

'There is no way we can pull out of Europe, such is our indebtedness and reliance on funding. And if we did threaten an Irxit, our neighbours would say no more than, “Don’t forget to close the door on your way out.”' Stock photo: Getty
'There is no way we can pull out of Europe, such is our indebtedness and reliance on funding. And if we did threaten an Irxit, our neighbours would say no more than, “Don’t forget to close the door on your way out.”' Stock photo: Getty

The English are trying desperately to get their independence from Ireland, and we will not let them go. It wouldn't surprise me if the Brexiteers burst into song: "And England, long a province/Be a nation once again."

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There's hardly a day passes in this, the 100th year after 1916, without someone indignant over something contentious coming out with another "Is this what the men of 1916 died for?"

I'll bet the men of 1916 had no idea when they were about to be shot that they were dying for all sorts of causes, like free water, the saving of the bondholders from the stake and cheap TV licences.

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