Friday 19 January 2018

David McWilliams: Time for us to sit tight and watch EU partners squirm

David McWilliams

David McWilliams

Have you ever heard the expression "marry me now, the love will come later"? In the old days when a couple was forced together by the matchmaker, this gradual process of emotional osmosis was supposed to happen as time and loneliness took their course.

Often it didn't and, as a result, Ireland was a country of silent homes, filled with psychological terror, violence and sadness.

Watching the depressing 'Ballroom of Romance' on TV the other night, I couldn't help thinking of the dilemmas facing the architects of Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). The crisis facing the euro is one of a loveless marriage where the marriage itself has amplified differences that were evident from the start.

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