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Ireland Needs Experienced People for 2020 Brexit Negotiations

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[Republic of] Ireland needs experienced people in office to navigate the challenges of 2020, which could be the most consequential year for the century. It wouldn’t be in Ireland’s interest to entrust the 2020-Brexit-negotiations to well intentioned, but inexperienced, amateurs.

[John Bruton | Oped Column Syndication]

The Irish electorate are too complacent about Brexit. So too are the parties that precipitated the present Election.

A bad Brexit would threaten Ireland’s ability to earn the money abroad, that it will need to pay for the improved services, that the electorate is so insistently demanding. All these services have to be paid for, by taxes raised from Irish people. Our debt levels are already so high to do it any other way. [In these circumstances] Ireland simply cannot afford a bad Brexit.

The trade negotiation with the UK, that the EU will soon........

© Oped Column