Saturday 10 December 2016

Pandora's box is well and truly open - but we must stay hopeful

Published 29/07/2016 | 02:30

Tony Blair talks to reporters after the publication of the Iraq Inquiry report Picture: Getty
Tony Blair talks to reporters after the publication of the Iraq Inquiry report Picture: Getty

MM O'Brien (Irish Independent Letters, July 27) correctly states that the policy of divide and conquer is foremost in the minds of the Islamist movement, which is attempting to destroy democracy throughout Europe, if not the world. The letter writer adds: "We need to return to reasoned and respectful argument based on mutual interest as opposed to retreating into bunkers."

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In my opinion, the problems European nations are facing today have more to do with the lack of responsibility from elected politicians, who in recent times have removed parliamentary responsibility by appointing a specialist or a committee to make any decision.

Christine Lagarde made this very clear after the Brexit referendum, when she said, "The people of the UK should have left it to the experts."

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