Anti European Union fever being whipped up inadvertently?

Socratus O' Pericles

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Last night on Prime Time Michael Noonan stated that he was disappointed with our European colleagues in their approach to the bailout. He stated that he felt the IMF was more pro –Ireland and more flexible than our “frinds” from Europe.


This theme continued on TV’s Vincent Brown (pat Rabbitte, Pat Carey & Richard Bruton) show where the EU were accused of requiring us to put up our semi states as collateral for the bailout.

Is this the beginning of the anti EU sentiment which will flower in the party predicted by Morgan Kelly that is

“a hard right, anti-Europe, anti-Traveller party that, inconceivable as it now seems, will leave us nostalgic for the, usually, harmless buffoonery of Biffo, Inda, and their chums.”


Are people peddling the line that Europe is intransigent and seeking its pound of flesh opening a door they may well wish had remained closed. Éire uber alles?
 
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mistercrabs

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Last nigh t on Prime Time Michael Noonan stated that he was disappointed with our European colleagues in their approach to the bailout. He stated that he felt the IMF was more pro –Ireland and more flexible than our “frinds” from Europe.


This theme continued on TV’s Vincent Brown (pat Rabbitte, Pat Carey & Richard Bruton) show where the EU were accused of requiring us to put up our semi states as collateral for the bailout.

Is this the beginning of the anti EU sentiment which will flower in the party predicted by Morgan Kelly that is

“a hard right, anti-Europe, anti-Traveller party that, inconceivable as it now seems, will leave us nostalgic for the, usually, harmless buffoonery of Biffo, Inda, and their chums.”


Are people peddling the line that Europe is intransigent and seeking its pound of flesh opening a door they may well wish had remained closed. Éire uber alles?
Are you suggesting Michael Noonan is the next Hitler? He does have an Egghead arch-villain thing going on.
 

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Fever?

Expressing concern at signs suggesting that EU priorities may not accord precisely with Irish priorities at a time of existential crisis equates to 'Whipping up anti EU fever'?? in your mind.

Wow.
 

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Fair play to Noonan, he is only saying what most people are thinking. Europe are only using us as a patsy to experiment with in order to prop up a currency that will be gone within the next 12 months anyway.
 

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Noonan is correct in pointing this out (and about time someone did)
 

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So much for "Yes for Jobs, Yes for Recovery"

Some of us had the cop on to tell people that given our size in the EU, the average EU citizen doesn't give a tu'penny f**k about Ireland, or what happens its people or economy


And yet we had to listen to non stop crap about "being at the heart of Europe and whatnot".. fools the lot of them
 

Socratus O' Pericles

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Expressing concern at signs suggesting that EU priorities may not accord precisely with Irish priorities at a time of existential crisis equates to 'Whipping up anti EU fever'?? in your mind.

Wow.
That's not what is meant obviously.

However underlying a legitimate question/concern is there an indication of an underlying Anti -EU zeitgeist. Kelly seemed to indicate that in his article and I am wondering if a flag is being run up here (no more than that) that it would be better not.
 

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Last night on Prime Time Michael Noonan stated that he was disappointed with our European colleagues in their approach to the bailout. He stated that he felt the IMF was more pro –Ireland and more flexible than our “frinds” from Europe.


This theme continued on TV’s Vincent Brown (pat Rabbitte, Pat Carey & Richard Bruton) show where the EU were accused of requiring us to put up our semi states as collateral for the bailout.

Is this the beginning of the anti EU sentiment which will flower in the party predicted by Morgan Kelly that is

“a hard right, anti-Europe, anti-Traveller party that, inconceivable as it now seems, will leave us nostalgic for the, usually, harmless buffoonery of Biffo, Inda, and their chums.”


Are people peddling the line that Europe is intransigent and seeking its pound of flesh opening a door they may well wish had remained closed. Éire uber alles?
They are saying it because it's true. Guess that sometimes even some politicians are just about capable of that.

If the right want to form a new party so be it. I won't support it. I'm left and will remain so. The enemy right now is FF and any outside agency which tries to pressurise and indept Ireland and her people. If the hard right comes we'll deal with them later ;)
 


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