Jarlath Kearney, "Money owed by Republic to Britain could be diverted north," irishnews.com
Image from article, with caption: The game of Brexit poker doesn’t suit our needs. Let’s see a few bluffs being calledExcerpt:
TWO weeks ago, the British Treasury claimed to address the issues of “uncertainty” for EU funding which are caused by the Brexit agenda. ...
[The] financial stability of citizens and communities is not best served by the Treasury’s tactical game of Brexit poker.
That’s why a more thoughtful and strategic approach is needed than we’ve seen to date locally. A gear-change is now required in Ireland’s public diplomacy and policy-making around Brexit.
The starting point is acknowledging the limitations of the north’s scale, size, influence and leverage. ...
Ireland’s 21st century interlinkages with Britain and Europe are now entangled like spaghetti. Concepts of constitution and commerce have been transformed unrecognisably over the past century.
Ireland’s polity, north and south, needs to focus on producing viable options to Brexit and not just fixating on justifiable frustrations.
That requires realistic ideas which signpost positive outcomes for this island’s future stable progress in an EU context.
The game of Brexit poker doesn’t suit our needs. Let’s see a few bluffs being called.