Tuesday 23 January 2018

Brendan Keenan: Barroso outburst reflects some unease at EU role in the crisis

Brendan Keenan

Brendan Keenan

IN the markets, they call it "political risk". Thank goodness we aren't trying to borrow money there at the moment.

They would probably take the same view of us as EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso in his now famous outburst, after being goaded by Socialist MEP Joe Higgins.

Being goaded by Mr Hig-gins must indeed be one of the most unpleasant experiences imaginable. Yet any Commission president must endure much worse as part of the job.

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