Sutherland is Ireland's cheerleader in chief for all things EU and sees nothing wrong in the ECBs foisting of billions of Euro of Anglo-Irish Bank debt on the backs of Irish taxpayers. Of course his position in Goldman Sachs in incidental in all of this. His opinions reflect the simple minded view of the Irish political establishment that what is good for the EU is good for Ireland - a variation on the old fenian rallying cry of "England's difficulty is Ireland's opportunity"(clearly never the case, by the way). Having listened to Cameron's speech, it seems to me that the citizens of many EU countries, except maybe Luxembourg and Belgium, would agree with it's sentiments. The EU has done things arse-ways, a currency union before a political union will not work. However, as there was (and still is not) no appetite for any political union, democracy was by-passed .