Ireland should leave EU
Madam -- Reading contributions from Colm McCarthy and Eddie Hobbs (Sunday Independent, December 29, 2013), I have come to the conclusion that Ireland should leave the EU, or at least the euro, while we still can.
Europe has been nothing but trouble to us from the word go and has us in the mess we are now in. Politicians are coming back with promises on a weekly basis that all would be sorted, when instead we are being hauled in like a fish on a line into a deeper relationship with a Europe steadily being taken over by a resurgent Germany, which still has its eye on Russian resources.
And there was Jose Barroso with his insulting remarks. This is not the first time since the beginning of the crisis that he has directed his spleen towards Ireland and quietened down only when his own country got itself into a similar mess. I guess he was having a last shot at us before he departs. I say good riddance.