Cheap-tricks Budget will force coping class to create own party
Published 16/10/2016 | 02:30
Like many Irish people, I hate the Americanised Halloween, its expensive exploitation of parents and infantilised adult antics.
Last week's anaemic Budget added to my antipathy with its populist cheap treats that turned out to be cheap tricks.
Last Sunday night, I got a preview of what life is like for the coping class - my coinage and a phrase that conveys a sense of active agency rather than the whiny victim conjured up by "squeezed middle".