Reason for our new friendship with Europe
Published 13/04/2011 | 05:00
"We keep you alive to serve this ship."
Or so said Jack Hawkins to Charlton Heston, who was chained to an oar of a battleship in Ben Hur.
In the spirit of your own columnist David McWilliams -- who is quite adept at using analogies to explain the unexplainable -- I submit that this one illustrates quite accurately Ireland's wonderful new relationship with Europe.