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Shane Ross: If Constitution is an obstacle, we should hold referendum to decide bankers' pay

Published 11/11/2012 | 05:00

As our lame leaders have thrown in the towel, let the people decide how much plutocrats should earn in future, writes Shane Ross

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LAST week Enda Kenny, Eamon Gilmore and Michael Noonan once again sounded like opposition TDs. The trio of political eunuchs were in defeatist mode. They proclaimed their impotence in the face of bankers' greed.

Tanaiste Gilmore thundered away as only he could do when he sat on the opposition benches. He loudly branded bankers' pensions and pay "unacceptable". Seemingly suddenly realising that he was in charge of the nation, he meekly promised a "review".

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