Mary Ellon Synon has closed her Daily Mail blog. It was the main reason I visited the Mail site - to read her candid comments about the inner workings of that massive bureaucracy called the European Union.
Her last post begins:
This is my column from Monday’s Irish Daily Mail. Scots who are leaning towards independence from the United Kingdom might want to read it, to learn from Ireland’s experience how little influence a small member state has in the EU.
It's always worth listening to those who have no reason to be anything but objective and as a blogger she has never shown any political preference regarding independence or unionism; therefore I have no problem accepting her comment.
Knowing a pitfall in advance is always a bonus. We have been warned!