‘Dublin and Brussels have grown closer during the past few months with Brexit negotiations siding the Republic of Ireland against their nearest neighbour.
But this week a group of Irish MEPs have warned Brussels not to expect unquestioning loyalty from Dublin – especially on the subject of security.
The warning was issued in a joint report by MEPs from Fine Gael, Ireland’s ruling government party, called ‘Ireland and the EU: Defending Our Common European Home’.
The report said: “We believe the time is right to openly debate the issue of Irish security and defence. We cannot leave this debate to the member states.
Ireland, as a neutral state whose military primarily focus on peace-keeping, is especially concerned at that impact an EU Army could have on its foreign policy.’
H/t reader eric:
We know they’re in so much financial shit with EU, hate Britain, and despise the European Parliament for telling them to have another referendum until the people vote correctly…..”
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