Saturday 21 October 2017

We must tackle the public fury at banker 'immunity'

It's taking far too long to bring to account those responsible for breaking hopes, dreams and lives, writes Willie O'Dea

IT'S summertime, but the living ain't easy -- especially if you happen to be a Government backbencher. Members of this genre are increasingly beginning to resemble those characters often encountered in Charles Dickens -- "much put upon".

Like most of my colleagues, I have been out and about pressing the flesh and meeting my constituents. I have certainly found support for the Government and some understanding of the difficult job it has to do. However, there is also a great deal of anger and disillusionment out there.

I know the outstanding work the Government has been doing. I know how hard each individual minister works. However, there are a small number of issues which are, quite frankly, driving people to distraction. These issues must be tackled urgently if the Government is to claw back some of its lost support.

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