Is this genuine, generous solidarity, the like of which would not be extended to any other country or a cunning Irish write-in?
Ireland bailout: should Britain foot the bill?
59.2% Yes 40.8% No
Bearing in mind…
Debt stresses in nearby Ireland therefore are unlikely to derail the pound’s outlook for now at least.
In fact, they are “something of a small positive for sterling relative to the euro given the stress is in the euro area,” he said.
Still, Ireland’s situation isn’t helping the U.K. outlook.
“It’s clearly a negative for the U.K.–Ireland is a very important trading partner for the U.K…and financial linkages are pretty important as well.”
Former BBC journalist and manager in Belfast, Manchester and London, Editor Spolight; Political Editor BBC NI; Current Affairs Commissioning editor BBC Radio 4; Editor Political and Parliamentary Programmes, BBC Westminster; former London Editor Belfast Telegraph. Hon Senior Research Fellow, The Constitution Unit, Univ Coll. London