Brian Brennan: Politicians refuse to share the pain in our darkest hour
Published 29/11/2010 | 05:00
ALL the ministers -- past, present and to come -- are careful what they do, say and write these days, with the IMF judiciary watching and listening. They are anxious to persuade our new international paymasters of their determination to achieve the four-year budgetary targets, whatever about the methodology.
Instead, our politicians ought to be doing more right now to convince their own people of their serious intent. The interests of the people of this country should be paramount.
The politicians could begin by adjusting their own personal perks, privileges and pay packets downwards, starting with unjustified expenses and allowances.