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Brian Brennan: As a people, the nation's power is in our hands

Brian Brennan

Published 06/12/2010 | 05:00

Control of our immediate economic destiny may have been taken away from us, but we still have power as a people to stop the rot and make sure it never sets in again

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PROFOUND political, economic and social change is being visited upon us and we, the public, are faced with choices. The public feeling of helplessness expressed in a poll at the weekend is an unjustifiable admission of abject surrender. We can sulk and agonise, or we can draw strength from the challenges we face and demand that the country's ruling elite raise their game.

There is much to be put right. Most of the measures applied by the EU/IMF ought to have been introduced by governments in the past. The electorate is not powerless. We can insist our politicians go further and introduce the internal structural reforms the IMF did not address.

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