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Gene Kerrigan: All of us are being screwed by the elite

Published 14/10/2012 | 05:00

It's time to stop being divided and ruled, get off our knees and say we've had enough, writes Gene Kerrigan

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BACK in April 2005, at the height of the Celtic Bubble, a man named Dermott Jewell was interviewed on RTE News. The Bank of Ireland had been caught playing fast and loose with its customers' money. No fewer than 65,000 customers were affected. Oh dear, said the Bank of Ireland, that was a terrible mistake, so it was. Most unfortunate.

And Mr Jewell, who is from the Consumers' Association, kept a straight face. That was a lot of mistakes, he said. "Sixty-five thousand mistakes cannot go generally unnoticed in any business." Unless there was a fundamental fault within that business.

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