Unity at a time of national emergency
Being one of the most open economies in the world we were always uniquely vulnerable to the fallout from an abrupt parting of the ways between the UK and Brussels. Yet England's difficulty could rapidly become Ireland's calamity if we fail to adapt and react appropriately.
That is why a united government with complete cross party support is vital to survive the greatest economic and political upheaval since we joined the European Economic Community (EEC) in 1973.
While the British political classes may have been exposed for their lack of a blueprint; its civil servants and more significantly, Bank of England Governor, Mark Carney, have resolutely assumed their places on the burning deck. War may not have been officially declared, but the first fusillades have been fired towards the continent, the pity of it is, that it is Ireland caught in the crossfire.