Leo Varadkar speaks for 25 minutes with Egyptian president regarding Ibrahim Halawa
On yesterday's RTE radio I heard Foreign Minister Coveney say that in total, 20,000 consular hours were devoted over the years since his arrest to the Halawi case. Besides this there were phone-calls, one lasting 25 Minutes from an Taoiseach Varadkar, numerous visits to Egypt by various big-wigs....
which is all fine and dandy. The case even received attention at EU diplomatic level.
But I'd like to draw your attention to the Cork man …anna ” CochlŠin, who alleges that he has been arrested on trumped up charges in the Philippines.
The difference in attention-time that the young Halawi recieved is striking.
I'm a bit curious as to how things managed to get so askew, hence the somewhat provocative caption.
But then after all, When you think about it:
a)Trump has gone all America-first.
b)The Europeans are miffed with us staying schtumm on all that tax-money -- €13 Bn to Apple alone.
We're miffed with the Europeans for having to pay those bondholders.
c) The Brits want to float their own boat... no more free-trade agreement and maybe a poisonous divorce, perhaps low-level.
Could someone set me straight on this. Just who are we in bed with now? No matter how much I strain my feeble brain, I can't for the life of me understand why the Muslim Bro'hood are one of our priorities.