Thomas Molloy: Cynical 'promises' lie at the heart of electioneering
'IS it Labour's way or Frankfurt's way?" Eamon Gilmore thundered yesterday during the first detailed press conference about his party's economic policy.
He can hardly have expected such a swift and unequivocal answer from Frankfurt, but it came just hours later when European Central Bank governor Jean-Claude Trichet effectively told the opposition to shut up.
"Let's apply the plan -- that's my message," the governor said in a message that was just about as blunt as any central banker could be.