Wednesday 20 September 2017

Shane Ross: Eamon's socialist dilemma

Shane Ross

GUESS who Eamon Gilmore will be rooting for in today's French presidential election?

Fellow socialist Francois Hollande?

I wonder. If Hollande wins today he has the capacity to acutely embarrass Eamon and his fellow conservative, Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Francois has pledged to renegotiate Eamon and Enda's beloved fiscal treaty. Worse still, he is threatening to improve it for them. Politicians rarely forgive a favour. If Francois keeps his promise he will leave Eamon and Enda flipping around the country like beached whales, frantically campaigning for a lesser deal.

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