Scandinavia and the World
Scandinavia and the World

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Brexit to the right 3 7, 5:50pm

@Yakamaru It's true that the EU has it's issues, and that we (Ireland) were made to vote again on the Lisbon Treaty, but at the same time the EU has been crucial in Ireland's development from one of the poorest countries in Europe to the 4th richest per capita in the world in 2004 (We've since managed to mess that up, but that's another story). That change would not have been possible without Common Agricultural Policy and EU funding & support. To say we were 'forced' is very strong, and the fact that we accepted Lisbon the 2nd time around must mean that some people who voted 'no' the first time changed their mind. Ireland overall is pro-EU, so don't try and drag us into any anti-EU argument.