Saturday 21 October 2017

Jody Corcoran: We're being fed failure dressed up as success

Given that we voted Yes, we'll get a new deal on debt, right? Well, the future will be tortuous and complex... writes Jody Corcoran

IT IS THE PEOPLE WHO PAY: In Greece, the crisis continues to bring hardship as the people prepare to go to the polls again on June 17 in an effort to elect a new government
IT IS THE PEOPLE WHO PAY: In Greece, the crisis continues to bring hardship as the people prepare to go to the polls again on June 17 in an effort to elect a new government

If anybody believes the "new" Government acts -- or would have acted -- in a manner different from the last, then surely the performance of the Taoiseach last week has ripped away what was always a fallacy so threadbare.



In general, we speak of Ireland's interactions with Europe, or its various authorities, Germany and the ECB in particular, towards whom the Government peeks over a wall inscribed 'Kilroy was here', or Gilmore was there.

The joke is on us.

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