Sunday 28 May 2017

What's shocking is the threat to all we own

It's the Government, not badly behaved bankers, that we should be worried about now, writes Colum Kenny

WHY are politicians and journalists claiming that they are "shocked" by the sneering, jeering and coarse tone of the Anglo Irish Bank tape recordings that emerged last week? What did they expect?

What shocked me last week was Joan Burton on RTE. Even this minister, whom one hoped might be beyond it, jumped on to Taoiseach Enda Kenny's bandwagon as his Government indulged in a deserved but opportunistic kicking of Fianna Fail. People need a lot more than that now.

And Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton spoke of "seething with anger" about what he had heard on these tapes, tapes that reflect badly on Fianna Fail in government.

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