Lunch at No. 10 - and a full British Brexit is on the menu
Published 19/06/2015 | 02:30
It was the Taoiseach's first foray back into 10 Downing Street, since David Cameron did a Harry Houdini in May and escaped from the clutches of doom-laden opinion polls, shook off the shackles of the Lib Dems, and miraculously returned the Tories to single-party government.
And the two leaders had much to discuss - not least the fact that the UK has put the frighteners on the rest of the EU by forging ahead with plans to hold a referendum on either remaining on Team Brussels or voting to take their ball home.
It's a prospect which puts the heart crossways on the Irish Government - not to mention the rattled business community. Ireland and Britain trade a staggering €1bn a week in goods and services, and the departure of our nearest neighbour and biggest customer from the European Union would create hellish problems and possibly leave a large dent in our recuperating coffers.