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Time to see the bigger picture

Madam --The reaction by the Opposition leaders and some media people to Angela Merkel's solo run is truly shocking. This is the time when, instead of wrongly attacking the Taoiseach, they should stand by our country against Merkel's effort to bury us completely.

Spitting fire on this issue would be much more appropriate and effective.

A broad national resentment towards her would strengthen the Taoiseach's hand in the tough negotiations ahead.

Instead, we have so-called leaders in this country treating her as a little goddess, instead of lambasting her.

The "bang the table" brigade are good at parish politics; it's time they saw the bigger picture and put the nation first.

John Browne, Carlow

Sunday Independent