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David McWilliams: EU is a thing of the past - our future is with an Atlantic Ireland - Independent.ie

The future is an Atlantic Ireland, an essential mercantile part of the global supply chain, home to the largest and most innovative companies in the world. This way lies prosperity.

The past is the EU Commission with its vindictive misunderstanding of the relationship between global commerce and an outdated notion of the nation state. This is history. We should not care a jot about what Eurocrats think of us.

The reputation that matters is the one inside the heads of the people who make the modern world economy spin, not the views of outdated bureaucrats who still see the world through the prism of countries and state aids. That is a typical 1970s view of the global economy that doesn't take into account global supply chains where no one location wins outright.

When you are faced with people who live in the past, the key thing is to move on.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed Aug 31st, 2016 at 08:29:11 AM EST
decades ago.

But, I am not sure it is true anymore, nor will it be true in any conceivable future.

And, I think he is right that this is a no-lose, though uncomfortable, situation for the Irish government.

by John Redmond (Ladybeaterz@NolesAD.com) on Wed Aug 31st, 2016 at 11:54:02 AM EST
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