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Lise Hand: Brian can't soar free of toxic stink left by Seanie's revelations

Published 13/01/2011 | 05:00

Remember the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last year, and the endless sequence of graphic images of a fountain of toxic crude oil spewing into the ocean like a foul stain, trapping and engulfing any creatures caught in its inexorable path?

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Well, Anglo Irish Bank is Ireland's equivalent of the BP oil spill. The implosion of the broken financial institution has blanketed the taxpayers in a foul, toxic layer of debt and its still-spreading stain spells peril for anyone trapped in the slick.

And now the deadly spillage is seeping under Brian Cowen's door.

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