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I've given up reading Munchau, and that article illustrates why...
The volume of trade between the EU and the UK was £634 billion in 2018. The total trade volume between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic was £5.4 billion. This is a ratio of more than 100 to one. I understand why the rest of the EU places a higher value on the interests of Ireland than the UK. I do not understand why they place so little value on their own interests.

Shorter Munchau : Fuck the Irish. And the Sudetenland too. The fellow clearly has an impaired sense of history. Appeasing someone who has no interest in being appeased...

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Tue Oct 8th, 2019 at 04:01:29 PM EST
With the loss of the UK Neo-liberals have lost a guaranteed Veto of any move away from their orthodoxy.  Further, with the loss of the UK it is as certain as anything can be the EU will either have to give-up Austerity or watch the whole thing come down in ruins.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Tue Oct 8th, 2019 at 04:06:45 PM EST
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Munch-cow is a putz.  That is all.
by rifek on Thu Oct 10th, 2019 at 09:13:14 PM EST
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