Tuesday 21 November 2017

Falling slowly

• Today, we find our nation on the brink of economic collapse with the previously unspoken solution being to lose political independence in a further 'pooling of sovereignty'. But how did we get here?

From the 1990s, the world embraced globalisation. This short-term, unsustainable policy led to increased sovereign debt and placed economies ahead of societies.

Within Europe, the rush into enlargement of the EU and the creation of the euro overtook planned incremental growth. Within Ireland, the need to have a house in Spain and the new family activity of shopping, blinded us to financial responsibility.

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