Kenny still playing the populism game
The Taoiseach failed to properly analyse the part we all played in our economic collapse, writes John-Paul McCarthy
Published 11/12/2011 | 05:00
Watching the Taoiseach's address last week, my thoughts were crowded by a Czech Thatcherite and a Cork tortoise.
Let me explain the Czech Thatcherite first.
When the Taoiseach assured people that they bore no responsibility for our economic collapse, I thought of Czech president Vaclav Klaus who opened his presidential term in 2003 with these words: "I am a bit like all of you. Neither a former Communist nor a former dissident, neither a henchman nor a moralist, whose very presence on the scene is a reminder of the courage you did not have: your bad conscience."