Saturday 24 February 2018

Daniel Hannon: Four reasons why an English Eurosceptic wants Ireland to say FU to the EU

IT won't make any difference. Even if Ireland votes against the FU Treaty, it’ll be imposed anyway. It’s what happened when the country voted against Nice in 2001, and against Lisbon in 2008. Brussels won’t take ‘No’ for an answer.

This time, Eurocrats won’t even need to demand a rerun (‘go away and try again, Paddy…’) The fiscal compact has been specifically designed to be proof against ‘No’ votes: it will come into effect once 12 out of the 17 eurozone states ratify.

Still, I hope Ireland says FU to the Merkozy treaty, for four reasons.

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