Here’s something you won’t read every day… February 14, 2017Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
…in the Phoenix, and is it entirely serious? The proposal that the Republic of Ireland requires a much more high-powered and high-profile team to engage with Brexit. Those names?
Former Taoiseach John Bruton was for years the EU ambassador to Washington and his understand of EU matters at the highest level is unparalleled among Irish politicians.
Bertie- Ahern, was in situ for the introduction of important EU treaties i.e. Amsterdam, Lisbon and Nice.
And surely there has to be a tongue in cheek when this is suggested.
Peter Sutherland whose other credentials include the post of EU commissioner, director general of the WTO and chairman of Goldman Sachs International.
Granted the Phoenix notes that;
They all have image problems derived from long political and financial careers, but a Brexit team including those three would posses a combined and impressive knowledge bank as well as the ability to play an Irish hand with confidence.
Though perhaps the suggestion is made simply to underline how meagre the current resources are in these dealings;
They would certainly gain the attention of EU and British power brokers in a manner that Kenny’s posing at photo opportunities with such as Theresa May and others never will.