“every euro you spend in your local community is a stake in the community”

The Irish government’s criticism of those un-patriotic shoppers just got a little more pointed. From the Irish Times

Referring to cross-Border shopping, the Tánaiste said that most people shopping in the North “go to get alcohol. It’s true. People who don’t have a lot of money are not the people going shopping in their cars across the Border”.

She said that “every euro you spend in your local community is a stake in the community”. It was making a positive contribution to keeping jobs in the community, and shoppers could do that or give it “to her majesty’s government”.