Our place in the new Europe is now clear
05 February 2021
In the end it took barely a month for Ireland’s true position in this new EU to be revealed. The chorus of ‘solidarity with Europe’ which was Ireland’s entire Brexit negotiating strategy now seems oddly out of date. Because what the events of the last week have shown is that the EU – in effect the French and German governments – will act in their own self-interest when they deem it necessary to do so.