Saturday 16 December 2017

We need a de facto western alliance to rebalance EU

We have much more in common with Britain than Germany, writes Aengus Fanning

ABOUT 20 years ago, when I had even less sense than I have now, I got into the habit of unburdening myself of the opinion to eminent people that I believed 1916 had been a wrong turning in our history.

When I put it to John Hume, it was to my surprise that he replied simply, "I agree with you."

I got an entirely different reaction when I put the same thought some time later to Charles Haughey.

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