I couldn’t have said it any better myself. I have long been of the opinion that the EU and the Euro is a very bad idea for small and non-self-sustaining countries such as Ireland. It might work for a different collective but not for us fringe countries who could never influence the workings of the machine that is the EU bureaucratic system. The game is up, as Mr. Farage says. Sadly democracy did die recently with the passage of the Lisbon Treaty – died through the persistent rejection of the peoples vote on the treaties and also by removing the power to vote from so many other states’ citizens. Nuclear winter has nothing on what the EU is capable of doing to the lives of millions.