This vote in the dark will rob us of fiscal sovereignty - from Sunday Independent

Before we vote on Thursday, I think it would be useful for us all to reflect on exactly why the bond markets won't lend to us at present. Is it because of our structural deficit? No, of course it isn't. It's because we already owe so much that lending us more money seems like a risky bet. It wasn't always like this. As recently as 2007, Ireland had the lowest debt to GDP ratio in the European Union. If our debt was at similar levels now, we could borrow without difficulty, at…

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