Gene Kerrigan: God bless you, sir, 'tis well ye're looking
We have developed a reputation as a nation of crawlers. Some benefit, most do not, writes Gene Kerrigan
Fair play to the Spaniards. Last week, they got fined by the EU because they broke the rules on fiscal deficits. There's nothing that upsets Brussels more than someone breaking the rules on fiscal deficits.
They've got whole buildings full of people who do nothing all day except check that everyone is keeping to the rules on fiscal deficits.
These days, the most important rule on fiscal deficits is that they must be under 3pc.