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Thread: When Pat Cox panics over EU intentions you know you're screwed

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    Default When Pat Cox panics over EU intentions you know you're screwed

    When Pat Cox gets windy over the EU's intentions for Ireland you know you're screwed.

    And he has hammered on the panic button:

    "It would be a grave error of judgement by the EU, its servants or member states, however powerful or influential they may be, to seek to force Ireland's hand on coprorate taxation.... solemn guarantees must count for something,

    If not, the very legitimacy of the EU itself would be called into question....The consent of the governed in Ireland for the Lsbon treaty was informed by the guarantees, including the tax guarantee. Its nullification without their consent would be an act of duplicity unworthy of any law abiding and self respecting institution".


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    Source: ST p13 - but be warned that the facing page has a full colour full frontal photomontage of lycra-clad Enda Kenny, Johnny Ronan and Craig Doyle riding off the page in your direction....
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    Pah, no worries.. that's nutter talk from us who opposed Nice and Lisbon 2

    Isnt it..

    Didn't Pat Cox oppose both reruns ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockofcashel View Post
    Pah, no worries.. that's nutter talk from us who opposed Nice and Lisbon 2

    Isnt it..

    Didn't Pat Cox oppose both reruns ?

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    Its BS, the EU is not going to force us to do anything. This is scare tactics to soften you up for some taxing and cuts. Blame the EU or whoever you like, but its our problem and our fault. The EU is bailing us out at the moment. Nobody in the EU said anything about Corpo tax at all, they talked about low tax in general. They are right to do so because we are in severe danger of damaging other EU countries with our nonsense policies. We are the one breaking the rules not the others.

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    Just read the article in the ST. Going by the quotes from Cox it sounds as if he himself is not even convinced by the 'guarantees'.

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    Sounds to me he's heard some loose grumpy talk and has decided to put an end to it.

    My guess would be that he's probably succeeded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by He3 View Post
    When Pat Cox gets windy over the EU's intentions for Ireland you know you're screwed.

    And he has hammered on the panic button:

    "It would be a grave error of judgement by the EU, its servants or member states, however powerful or influential they may be, to seek to force Ireland's hand on coprorate taxation.... solemn guarantees must count for something,
    Imagine if he had come out with this before the Lisbon vote.

    These are not the words of somebody convinced.
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    I have to laugh when I remember the visible contempt he showed during the Lisbon debate for those who merely predicted what is now happening, a year later. One of the few good things to happen in Irish politics in recent years was the departure of this arrogant attention-seeker from domestic politics.

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    Anyone who thinks our corporation tax will not be touched in the next few years is living in dreamland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockofcashel View Post
    Pah, no worries.. that's nutter talk from us who opposed Nice and Lisbon 2

    Isnt it..

    Didn't Pat Cox oppose both reruns ?
    That must be a different Pat Cox.
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