Thursday 14 December 2017

Brendan Keenan: Demands can only be made if we march in step with Europe

Brendan Keenan

Brendan Keenan

ENDA Kenny and his new finance minister will march off to Brussels with a version of the old protesters' slogan. "What do we want? Re-negotiation? When do we want it? Now."

Just like those old protesters, they may find that the second demand is more difficult to achieve than the first.

So far as the first demand goes, it appears to have two components. The timetable for the deal should be lengthened, which has been a Labour Party campaign cause, and the interest rate should be lower, which is just about everyone's cause.

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