Wednesday 29 March 2017

We need leaders who will ignore the eurobabble and just say no

The only things that will save us now are sheer bloody-mindedness -- and a new currency, the punto, writes Aengus Fanning

IF THERE'S anything worse than having to look after your own affairs, it's not being allowed to look after them.

We have made a dog's dinner of managing our economy. It is a story of staggering incompetence that reached its peak on that fateful night in September 2008 when we gave an open guarantee to the banks.

I don't believe that, even at that disastrous hour, as we perpetrated the biggest blunder in our economic history, we were doing anything other than the bidding of the Frankfurt-Brussels axis.

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