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
Published 29/08/2010 | 05:00
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.