Saturday 21 October 2017

We need to ask ourselves just how much EU integration is too much

British Prime Minister Theresa May has had a frosty relationship with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel and many other EU leaders
British Prime Minister Theresa May has had a frosty relationship with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel and many other EU leaders
David Quinn

David Quinn

When Enda Kenny and the rest of the Cabinet fanned out to the four corners of the world to represent Ireland on St Patrick's Day, some journalists raised the concern that no senior politician would be here in Ireland if British Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50 that same week, thereby formally beginning the Brexit process.

Well, this week she said Article 50 would be triggered on March 29, and panic stations didn't have to the manned. The death of Martin McGuinness overshadowed everything.

Mr McGuinness's death coincided with Sinn Féin reaching its highest water mark to date in Northern Ireland and with Brexit seeming to bring closer the day of Irish unity.

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