Thursday 22 March 2018

Ray Kinsella: Europe is broken - and it won't be healed by denial

Photo: Andrew Parsons/PA Wire
Photo: Andrew Parsons/PA Wire

Ray Kinsella

Europe has lost its way. What makes it even worse is that all who are appalled at what is happening are caricatured by the establishment as 'extremist' or 'right-wing'.

Not so; there are compelling reasons to oppose the direction in which Europe is being impelled, both politically and economically. This twin-crisis is now metastasising.

The political crisis is dividing member states, one from another. The Schengen Agreement has collapsed. The pall of terrorism hangs across EU capital cities. Walls and barbed wire have opened up wide fissures across what is ostensibly a 'union'. The flood of refugees is reshuffled from one location to another, with 'huddled masses' existing in overcrowded and unsanitary camps. This is truly the stuff of nightmares.

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