Sunday 21 January 2018

Shane Ross: Decisions, solutions, delusions

THEIR RULES: The real power is in the hands of Angela Merkel, Nicolas Sarkozy and Eurocrats such as Jose Manuel Barroso
THEIR RULES: The real power is in the hands of Angela Merkel, Nicolas Sarkozy and Eurocrats such as Jose Manuel Barroso

Shane Ross

Ireland's euro magic dust was ready long before the deal was struck in Brussels. Enda and Eamon had positioned Ireland as champions of whatever deal was dictated. They were poised to claim it as their own. The magic dust suited any outcome.

Enda and Eamon had told the Dail that they wanted "decisions". They wanted "solutions". They wanted "action". Wow.

The decisions needed to be "clear". The "action" needed to be "decisive". The solutions must be "durable".

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