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Coalition must put iron in soul and deal with this scornful elite

Published 09/11/2012 | 17:00

WITH apologies to Winston Churchill, we could say "never was so much given by so many to so few".

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But we would also have to deviate into the vernacular to add: "And we've got little back for it -- except contempt." The story of the Irish taxpayer and the banks is perplexing and infuriating, and one which appears to ball up a series of injustices into one great bundle of chaotic inequity.

Labour leader Eamon Gilmore's renewed government signal yesterday that they are about to take the gloves off to bankers' pay, perks and pensions is welcomed, though it remains short on crucial detail.

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