Friday 24 March 2017

No real choice for voter at ballot box

THE decision by Brian Lenihan to postpone the bank bailout, with the approval of the ECB and European Commission, has shed interesting if perhaps unintended light on the EU view of Irish 'sovereignty'.

Mr Lenihan's rationale is that the current Government has no mandate to recapitalise the banks.

Normally one would think this implies the Irish voter has some say -- a veto even -- in the process.

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