The penny is dropping in Ireland

… so to speak.  Of course now it is not the penny, it is the Euro.

No matter.  This previously fiercely independent nation, one that fought so hard to throw off British rule yet handed power to the EU mandarins in Brussels, seems to be rediscovering its appetite for self determination and is refusing to accept the anti democratic settlement foisted upon it.

In September this blog posted about Eamon Keane of the Irish Independent encouraging the Irish people to forge a parliament of their own to replace the impotent imposter that is presiding over the dismantling of democracy.

Two months on, Richard North at EU Referendum posts about Fintan O’Toole of the Irish Times railing against the setting aside of collective decision-making by the Government acting as a whole.  The comments left in reply to O’Toole’s piece demonstrate an incisive understanding of the situation, rightly identifying how democracy has been hijacked and that Ireland is operating in an unspoken federalist fashion.

Op-eds such as these in the Irish media will only serve to energise the people and stoke their resentment of the political class.  If that boils over, history bears testament to how far the famously rebellious Irish will go to restore their independence.

3 Responses to “The penny is dropping in Ireland”


  1. 1 Jonathan 22/11/2011 at 10:42 pm

    ‘Rebellious Irish’? The Irish always do what they are told, and have always looked to others, outside, to tell them what to do. Once it was the British, now it’s Brussels or Germany. Wrong answer on Nice referendum, vote again, ok. Wrong answer on Lisbon? Do it again. Ok. Rebellious? Wishful thinking.

  2. 2 Agincourt 23/11/2011 at 6:25 am

    The Economist’s 12 – 18 November 2011 edition has a special 16 page report ‘Europe & its currency’. The 3rd & last sentence of the last complete paragraph of its page 15 has these delicious words:…”the mood in Ireland just now is so bad that you could not get the ten commandments approved in a referendum.” Heart-warming news, I would say!

  3. 3 Brian H 04/12/2011 at 1:16 am

    Agincourt;
    I doubt they’d be approved anywhere. Which is why Yahweh wasn’t big on referenda.


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