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Ireland being ripped off by EU with fishing deal worse than UK's

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Ray Bassett, former Irish ambassador to Canada, Jamaica and the Bahamas, issued his stark warning in his new book, Ireland and the EU post Brexit. Mr Bassett believes the time has come for a serious discussion about whether Ireland now led by Taoiseach Micheal Martin belongs in the European Union at all, questioning the benefits membership brings. To illustrate his point, he wrote: 'The UK under current arrangements only takes around 40 percent of the total fish catches in its waters, a disappointing figure from a British point of view.

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Ray Bassett, former Irish ambassador to Canada, Jamaica and the Bahamas, issued his stark warning in his new book, Ireland and the EU post Brexit. Mr Bassett believes the time has come for a serious discussion about whether Ireland now led by Taoiseach Micheal Martin belongs in the European Union at all, questioning the benefits membership brings. To illustrate his point, he wrote: 'The UK under current arrangements only takes around 40 percent of the total fish catches in its waters, a disappointing figure from a British point of view.

Ireland being RIPPED OFF by EU with fishing deal WORSE than UK's | World | NewsWorldabcnews | Worldabcnews

Ireland didn’t bring much to the table when they joined the EEC back in the early 70s. The fishing rights which they weren’t much using anyway was the price paid. Since then, EU investment in Ireland has led them to becoming one of the richest countries in the EU and are now a net contributor. Combined with the uncertainty over Brexit, they’d be mad to leave now.
 

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Ireland didn’t bring much to the table when they joined the EEC back in the early 70s. The fishing rights which they weren’t much using anyway was the price paid. Since then, EU investment in Ireland has led them to becoming one of the richest countries in the EU and are now a net contributor. Combined with the uncertainty over Brexit, they’d be mad to leave now.
The OP shows the habit of spamming the forum in drive-by fashion with articles from dubious "outlets".

This one here being a fake news site that pretends to be ABC but has nothing whatsoever to do with that network.
 

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The OP shows the habit of spamming the forum in drive-by fashion with articles from dubious "outlets".

This one here being a fake news site that pretends to be ABC but has nothing whatsoever to do with that network.

Thanks for the heads up. I did read the link but found it contained very little information. Fishing aside, Ireland exports a lot of food. Primarily to the UK but a lot to this rest of Europe. Exiting the single market at this time would be most unwise.
 

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Thanks for the heads up.
Pleasure.
I did read the link but found it contained very little information. Fishing aside, Ireland exports a lot of food. Primarily to the UK but a lot to this rest of Europe. Exiting the single market at this time would be most unwise.
Ireland is neither leaving nor even remotely considering that.

Whole thread is, like all his others, a load of bull.
 

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They'll transition. The bumps in the road will encourage Irish reunification.
 

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Ireland didn’t bring much to the table when they joined the EEC back in the early 70s. The fishing rights which they weren’t much using anyway was the price paid. Since then, EU investment in Ireland has led them to becoming one of the richest countries in the EU and are now a net contributor. Combined with the uncertainty over Brexit, they’d be mad to leave now.

In a recent poll (March this year) 84% of people in Ireland wish to remain in the EU. The Irish must be among the most loyal Europeans.

European Movement Ireland | Ireland and the EU Poll
 
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