Is it time to hand the Republic back to the UK with an apology to the Queen?
Rather than continuing to maintain that we are bravely weathering a huge International Economic Storm, caused by the Hurricane Lehman should we not honestly admit that out Ship of State is terminally holed below the waterline, having been run aground by the officers and crew in broad daylight.
The very reason for seeking to manage our own affairs was that we could hope to do better under our own management than under the organisation and control of the UK.
It is clear that in fact we never managed to provide a better life for our people than that they might have enjoyed had we remained in the UK.
While we are not the only EU nation in difficulty, it is a time to discover if EU economic union can work with out EU political union.
When will the generosity of the ECB come to an end
In short is it time to swallow our pride and seek to rejoin the UK?