Mammy's boys or indomitable Irishry in face of master race?
Our puppet politicians are worse than useless when it comes to standing up to European technocrats, writes Aengus Fanning
About 20 years ago, I asked Conor Cruise O'Brien what would have happened to us if we had been colonised by Germany instead of Britain. "We'd all be dead," he answered drily.
That was a hypothetical question then, but it's certainly not so now.
What our rapidly shrinking number of Europhiles don't seem (or want) to notice, is that the European project today is a much different thing from what it was even a few years ago.