The Irish economy is suffering badly.
The economy is on the brink of a recession.
We have a lot of debt, we have a big deficit.
We are facing an economic crisis.
How are we going to pay for Brexit?
We have no money.
We can’t borrow.
We’ve got no money in the bank.
I’m not saying that’s a bad thing.
I just think it is very important that we understand what Brexit is going to mean.
I think it will be very difficult to make a deal with the British Government.
The fact that we have so many problems in Ireland, that we need help, we need to be able to borrow from them.
I don’t think we can afford to do that, and that’s why I think the best thing that we can do now is to focus on our own economy, our own growth, and our own recovery.
What are the economic problems?
How do we know when we’re making the right decisions?
What are we doing to try and make sure we’re taking the right decision?
I think that will be a very difficult process.
And the reality is that we will have to take on a lot more debt to pay off.
What is the cost of Brexit?
The cost is quite high.
There is a lot at stake.
There are a lot fewer jobs.
What do we do about that?
We’re not making it easy for ourselves.
We’re making it very hard for the other countries.
The other countries have a huge amount of debt and they’re very worried about the consequences of Brexit.
They’re not happy about that.
They have a much bigger trade deficit than we do.
There’s a lot going on, and they’ve got to worry about that, too.
What would you like to see happen to the UK in the coming months?
What I would like to do is to get the UK out of the EU.
I would be happy to have that as part of our negotiations.
The UK and Ireland both have an interest in the same things, including the single market.
So, if there’s an agreement, we’ll both get that done.
The only thing that would be missing is the United Kingdom.
I want the United States to remain in the EU, too, and I would love to see a British withdrawal.
What’s the UK doing?
The UK is the only country that the EU is allowing to remain inside the EU at this stage.
We don’t have any other other countries that we are negotiating with.
So the only other way in which we can achieve an agreement is by not negotiating with the other member states.
What other countries do you want to talk to?
I haven’t had any meetings.
I have no conversations with any other countries, I don´t have any meetings with the European Commission.
So it would be very easy for me to go back and talk to any other member state.
So I dont think we should be negotiating with them.
We should be talking to them.
If they were to want to do business with us, we would be willing to do it, but I don’t want to get into that.
And then you have to ask the question.
I wouldn’t want to be negotiating in the middle of the night with the EU in a dark hotel room.
What if we don¡t negotiate at all?
It’s a very, very difficult time.
And there are some people in the UK that would like this to happen.
I can only speak for myself, but when I hear the argument that the UK is negotiating with Europe, it is quite difficult to accept.
There have been no talks with the UK government.
We haven’t been talking with anyone from the EU or with the government in the European Parliament.
We just don’t do that.
We didn’t go to Brussels last week.
We had no meetings.
So that’s one thing that’s very difficult. But I don€t think that it should be our problem.
We shouldn’t be the problem.
Thats not what this is about.
What have we been doing in Brussels?
The first thing I would say is that in terms of Brexit, there are a number of different elements.
One is, we are in the process of renegotiating our relationship with the Europeans.
There were various proposals for a future relationship, including a new trading relationship, and some other things that have been suggested.
We also have a number other elements, including some regulatory and security issues that need to come together.
That has been discussed, but nothing has been agreed.
What I do think is that the biggest obstacle to the negotiation is the UK Government.
We know the Government has been trying to hold on to power and control for some time now.
They’ve tried to put in place a very complex, complex set of rules, and we don’t want any of that to happen, but they have to accept some of the requirements and restrictions that they have set out for themselves, including on the financial settlement. So they