Don't blame me, I'm the minister
Published 23/07/2000 | 00:11
Charlie McCreevy's arrogance in refusing to admit that anything is wrong is breathtaking, says Emer O'Kelly.
THE Minister for Finance, Charlie McCreevy, said on Tuesday that he's ``not responsible for matters [of finance] outside the Government's control''. Really? Then why did he also claim not so long ago that he's ``paid a handsome salary'' to keep the country's finances on an even keel? Either he's in a position to do the job or he's not.
The Minister's arrogance becomes more breathtaking with every day that passes as we lurch further and faster towards a crisis that may well match the spectacular lows of the 1980s.