Saturday, June 25, 2016

Tone deaf

From European Union Council president Donald Tusk's invitation letter to Monday's Brexit summit --

It is my intention to ensure that we have sufficient space to debate both with Prime Minister Cameron, and then separately with the 27 Heads of State or Government. At the same time, we will need to address the other planned issues on our agenda - tackling the migratory crisis, pushing ahead with the Single Market agenda to boost growth and jobs, and enhancing our security by working more closely with NATO.

If the EU leadership was looking for that one issue that could get Irish Eurosceptics mobilized, compounding the crisis, it would be to push for a closer relationship between the EU and Nato. In the accession negotiations of 1972, the big 3 issues for Ireland were the Border, fish, and NATO. 

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