Queen to receive apology during Dublin visit next year

Breathtaking stuff from Fine Gael’s Michael Ring yesterday during the Dail debate on the economy.

Deputy Ring told the Dáil that when Queen Elizabeth II (of England) visits Ireland, possibly next year that she should be handed back control of the country. He also, helpfully, suggested that she receive an apology for the mess that has been made in the country during her absence.

His exact words were:

Now look at the mess we’re in, and look at the mess this country is in. Next year the queen is talking about coming to Ireland for a state visit, and maybe we should say to the queen when she comes, ‘you know, we have our own independence now, we’ll hand you back the country and we’ll apologise for the mess that we’re after making of it’. Because at least when they were running the country they didn’t put it into the mess and the hock that we’re in now.

Is this the extent of a FG plan for economic recovery?