Yanis Varoufakis has a knack, rare in economists, for saying things clearly, simply and persuasively:
“Take a look at the map of Ireland. You have a small island that has to develop an economic policy for development that is common in the north and the south. London doesn’t care about Northern Ireland.
“I fully appreciate and I respect the Unionist psychological need to be part of Britain. But your economy should be developed in a manner that creates synergies with the south and takes advantage of the opportunities that Ireland has as an island.”
For further wisdom, including advice to watch the opening sequence of Life of Brian, for it’s ironic comment on the spliting of hairs, follow this link:
One wonders how aware Yanis is that the Life of Brian was the cause of some hand wringing in Ireland, both North and South of the border, when it was first released?