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Brits Demand End of Sovereignty—
For Ireland and the World

Nov. 17, 2010 (EIRNS)—British imperial outlets have been clear about their intentions in the "Irish crisis:" use Ireland as a guinea pig to destroy national sovereignty, in order to impose fascist looting. European Central Bank head Jean-Claude Trichet earlier this week called it the end of the "Westphalian system;" today, the same line comes straight from London.

"A full EU-IMF bailout would mean Ireland losing key areas of political and economic sovereignty," the Daily Telegraph wrote on Nov. 16. "This would be deeply controversial," they admit, but it must be done. The flagship London Economist similarly says that the purpose of the bail-out of the Irish banking sector is to "make it sturdy enough for some of Ireland's banks to be bought up by foreign ones." This can be disguised with different names to allow Ireland "to claim that it has not (yet) abandoned Ireland's hard-won sovereignty," the Economist proposes, only to rub salt in the wound: "This may highlight the involvement of a country that is in the EU, but outside the euro zone: Britain, the old colonizer."