Don't blame me, I'm the minister
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.