Dubious stance on sovereignty
Published 18/05/2010 | 05:00
I wonder is Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny attempting to pilfer the republican gladrags of the Soldiers of Destiny? Speaking in the Dail, Mr Kenny responded to proposed European Commission legislation requiring eurozone states to submit their respective budgets to Brussels for pre-approval.
Mr Kenny said this would be tantamount to "handing over sovereignty and the running of the country to the EU".
I agree with Mr Kenny's view on the importance of Ireland's sovereignty, as it is pivotal to regaining our prosperity and exercising our role in world affairs. Ireland's sovereignty is indeed sacrosanct, probably because we had such a long and hard battle to secure it, and because we were a colony for so long we take the exercise of our political power seriously and value it very highly.