Saturday 25 February 2017

We are facing into a new economic war but let's keep calm and carry on

Dearbhail McDonald

Dearbhail McDonald

The pound tumbled to a 31-year low against the dollar as Dublin saw some of the biggest falls, with shares on the ISEQ index closing down by almost 10pc. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
The pound tumbled to a 31-year low against the dollar as Dublin saw some of the biggest falls, with shares on the ISEQ index closing down by almost 10pc. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

In the wake of Brexit, the Irish government has adopted a very British motto: 'Keep Calm and Carry On'.

'Keep Calm and Carry On' was a motivational poster first produced in 1939 by the British government to boost the morale of its citizens as Britain prepared for the Second World War.

The phrase - now making a killing for private companies who hawk its stoic message on mugs and t-shirts - is routinely, if incorrectly, attributed to Winston Churchill.

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