How It’s Done

by Andrew Stuttaford

Via the EU Observer, the Irish show David Cameron how to play hardball with Brussels:

Irish finance minister Noonan has warned Irish people will probably reject upcoming changes to the EU Treaty in a referendum unless the EU gives it more money to relieve massive bank debts. “We carried an undue burden for protecting the European banking system from contagion,” he told the Irish Times.

Useful things, referenda — and yet Cameron does all he can to avoid them. Odd, that. 

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