Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week August 28, 2016Posted by Garibaldy in Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week.
A former senator displays a rather unique understanding of the Belfast Agreement
Leo Varadkar is saying he shares the Taoiseach’s vision of a united Ireland at some point in the future.
Naturally, he adds that unity could only come about by consent and not a crude majoritarian count. But it would be better if he had said nothing about a united Ireland at all, for two reasons.
First, the British government gives Northern Ireland a subsidy of €13bn-14bn a year. A united Ireland could cost every working household Republic roughly €14,000 a year.
Second, even talking about a united Ireland is breaking the spirit, if not the letter, of the Good Friday Agreement.
This piece is worth a read for the lesson it provides in how to write a column for the Sindo – 70k is introduced as referring to people earning that much, then for the column is treated as households worth 70k. Not of course the same thing at all. But sure when did the Sindo ever let accuracy get in the way of a right-wing rant?