Thursday 23 November 2017

Next election more pressing for Kenny than top EU job

Taoiseach Enda Kenny
Taoiseach Enda Kenny

Enda Kenny is going to "Wipers" this afternoon to meet his EU buddies. The handsome Belgian town has three names – Ypres to French speakers, leper to the Flemish, and "Wipers" to World War I British soldiers who struggled to pronounce either. Beginning a century ago, it witnessed some of the worst horrors of the Great War.

The symbolic venue for the opening of a decisive EU leaders' summit is intended to bring all the leaders back to first principles about effective co-operation between the 28 member states.

Life has not been good of late for the EU leaders who will assemble on the edge of Flanders Fields. And Kenny has had six months of his own growing basket of political woes.

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