Let's take a chill pill on Brexit - we could enjoy the best of both worlds if we play our cards right
Published 28/01/2016 | 02:30
Just before jumping headlong into the imminent General Election campaign, we must think deeply about Britain's EU referendum. A blind 'OMG' panic by Official Ireland at the prospect of the UK opting out of Europe seems to have taken root. Why has there been no time-out called to consider the benefits of Euro-scepticism?
A federalist, integrated United States of Europe really doesn't suit us. Not when it comes with a common tax straitjacket. Not to mention centralised rule from Brussels, coupled with a shrinking of national parliaments.
As a small, peripheral state at the edge of the German hegemony, we have a chance to pore over what are increasingly less promising prospects for all peripheral members.