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    The recent visit of the queen has has spurned a rare visit by David Cameron, British Prime Minister to Ireland in the same trip to meet Enda Kenny, Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) on the dominance of the French and Germans in the EU parliement and the ECB. Britians Treasury Chancellor, George Osborne was the only one of the G7 to stand up for Ireland in a blistering attack by the French Finance minister on Irelands corporation tax rate which Ireland are adament will not change at 12.5%...

    The abuse Ireland has suffered at the hands of the French & Germans in their conquest of economic dominance over the rest of Europe has had no effective answer, yet Irelands stubborn refusal to give into political opportunism and shameless bullying by the French & Germans has given the citizan the rallying point to back the new government here and mandate them in their defence... When the banks of France and Germany made foolish decisions to lend to un regulated, greedy and arrogant Irish Banks in the boom times, it was regarded as an investment bonanza, now its a witch hunt to get the Irish tax payer to pay back what they (non nationalised EU banks) shouldnt have lent in the first place, and an opportunity for the French & Germans to consolidate their grip on small nations, and bully the bigger ones into what is a Franco German grab for economic monopoly over all Europe...

    It would seem that our stubborn defence of what is left of our economy whilst handing a conciliatory hand to the French & Germans in europe was seen as weakness and they up'd the anty on us... and we cannot get an audiance in Europe to get that thievery of an interest rate lowered on the so called bailout loans from the ECB (should be called the bank of Franco German conquest)... well the language now coming from the Irish is one of a harder tone and now talk of reducing corporation tax even further for business here is on the cards...

    The French & Germans need to realise, that we Irish are no stranger to being picked on, were tough and resiliant and NOT stupid!!.. We can smell a "Little Napoleon" a mile away and not take kindly to his broken promises on Lisbon, nor his wish to drive us in a depression riviling the US depression of 1929..... The British wish to gain a united view on Franco German dominance in Europe will receive a warm reception in Ireland and maybe then, an Anglo Irish stand to the bully boyz of Europe will regain some balance to the European Parliement and the ECB...

    Oh, read a few articles on it, and one had a poll in Ireland that showed 95% satisfaction on the Queens visit and her approval rating here at was the same level with Prince Philip coming in in the 90s... not bad for eighty somethings... over 70% also expressed support for a common Anglo Irish approach to the Franco German dominance in Europe...

    Thanks for reading this as its being liberating to write it... I hate politics and ignored it until 2007 just like the majority of my countrymen... when the economy of my nation unravelled in whirlwind of incompetence, greed and arrogance at the highest levels of political office in Ireland AND the EU Parliment... aswell as the associated Financial Institutions, who's senior executives overpaid as they are, seem to have a knack for not getting caught.. yet!!..
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    Since Napoleon the British Isles (Ireland included) have understood that a counter balance is required in Europe. Which is why the British have one leg in and one out....We want to trade with Europe on an equal basis as we do with Ireland. We don't want an unelected super state. That increases its budget demands on the British economy when all other taxes are being frozen or reduced. The attack on the Irish economy by the French/German banks is to my mind an indirect attack on My country. So you see it is not only morally right to back Ireland financially but also one of necessity for the UK, economically it would be comparable to abandoning a part of the UK (Scotland really would be f--ked if we hadn't backed RBS and HBOS) if we didn't back the Irish. By the way I haven't heard one person here grumble about helping the Irish. I frequently hear obscenities aimed at the banks and the European council though......

    I loved the way the Queens face lit up in Cork on her travels there .....A lovely city, where I got a warm welcome myself a few years back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black taxi View Post
    Since Napoleon the British Isles (Ireland included) have understood that a counter balance is required in Europe. Which is why the British have one leg in and one out....We want to trade with Europe on an equal basis as we do with Ireland. We don't want an unelected super state. That increases its budget demands on the British economy when all other taxes are being frozen or reduced. The attack on the Irish economy by the French/German banks is to my mind an indirect attack on My country. So you see it is not only morally right to back Ireland financially but also one of necessity for the UK, economically it would be comparable to abandoning a part of the UK (Scotland really would be f--ked if we hadn't backed RBS and HBOS) if we didn't back the Irish. By the way I haven't heard one person here grumble about helping the Irish. I frequently hear obscenities aimed at the banks and the European council though......

    I loved the way the Queens face lit up in Cork on her travels there .....A lovely city, where I got a warm welcome myself a few years back.
    Fully agree, without counterbalance, it legitimizes the Franco German power bloc to pick on and bully any smaller state that doesn't sing to their tune... its a reality that in red taped distance and rough alignment in structure, the EU works... but align any closer and the egocentric nations driven towards nationalistic advantage abuse their market power..... France especially picking on Ireland is a prime example of this opportunism.... UK and Ireland share a common treat economically and especially Ireland fiscally... A counterbalance in EU is a good idea... I was all on for a teeth showing exercise with a nothing to loose attitude from our politicians going into Europe... Im glad they went in more restrained and showed up the French whom confused in their arrogance our polite approach for weakness.. now, we have international support for our cause and any increase in tone from us will carry credibility internationally.. But I do wonder how the French Finance Minister going into the IMF job will pan out... shes on the payroll of the Little Napoleon so "changing position" on Ireland in my view is questionable... That said, the Irish Government is reserving their position on her nomination to the IMF chief position... our government (new one) hasnt put a major foot wrong in these first few months of office in my view, so Im thinking they know something we dont... but lets wait and see....
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    Rectitude (義): Courage (勇氣): Benevolence (仁): Respect (禮 ): Honesty (誠): Honour (名誉): Loyalty (忠義)

    ...ergo veneratio est vires.

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