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No shakedown

Enda Kenny missed a telling political gesture when he was not seen to shake the hand of, or otherwise engage with, David Cameron after the railroading of the EU member states into a stupid so-called agreement which further ties the hands of the elected leaders.

An opportunity missed, especially when we consider the close trading relationship between our two countries, and our common language.

The French and the Germans are speaking only for their welfare. They dislike us intensely, truth be told, and mock us every chance they get.

The snub won't be forgotten in Britain, and here at home it is viewed by those with a brain that works as yet another show of cowardice by our government.

Robert Sullivan
Bantry, Co Cork

Irish Independent