Friday 19 January 2018

Alison O'Connor: Now we see why Yes vote was right move

ALISON O'CONNOR

Where would we be now if we had listened to those irresponsible opportunists who advised a No vote in our recent EU fiscal compact referendum?

We'd have been the wallies of Europe in the early hours of yesterday morning -- begging for scraps from the table and being looked on with scorn. After all, we'd have rejected an EU treaty less than a month ago, yet there we would have been with the temerity to ask for the debt burden to be reduced on Irish taxpayers.

I'd like to have seen Sinn Fein's Mary Lou McDonald or Pearse Doherty, or Joe Higgins or Richard Boyd Barrett explain just what approach Ireland might have taken in Brussels, had the voters taken their advice and given the EU the proverbial two fingers.

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