Tuesday 6 December 2016

Swift, decisive action now needed in the EU

Published 29/06/2016 | 02:30

Leader of the UKIP Nigel Farage prepares himself during a special session of European Parliament in Brussels. AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert
Leader of the UKIP Nigel Farage prepares himself during a special session of European Parliament in Brussels. AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert

Dallying in the middle of the road generally means that you are sure to get hit from both sides. That is why EU leaders must be resolute and swift in framing a forceful response to Brexit.

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A fundamental principle of the European Union has been the free movement of goods and services and Taoiseach Enda Kenny will be pressing the case that there can be no change, despite Britain's decision to walk.

His three priorities must be: to shore up the economy, protect the common travel area and secure the peace process. All are of vital national interest.

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