Let's take a chill pill on Brexit - we could enjoy the best of both worlds if we play our cards right
Just before jumping headlong into the imminent General Election campaign, we must think deeply about Britain's EU referendum. A blind 'OMG' panic by Official Ireland at the prospect of the UK opting out of Europe seems to have taken root. Why has there been no time-out called to consider the benefits of Euro-scepticism?
A federalist, integrated United States of Europe really doesn't suit us. Not when it comes with a common tax straitjacket. Not to mention centralised rule from Brussels, coupled with a shrinking of national parliaments.
As a small, peripheral state at the edge of the German hegemony, we have a chance to pore over what are increasingly less promising prospects for all peripheral members.