Gene Kerrigan: Government needs a dose of reality to go with arrogance
Published 20/05/2012 | 05:00
In decades to come, books will be written about last week. Not just about the depression that followed the 2008 crash -- enough happened just last week to fill a volume or two. Those books will say it was the week when the scale of the problem dawned on those we call world leaders. They may well say that happened too late.
The eurozone is in flitters, the global economy is under threat, the old policies have been exposed as grim hope-killers. And the EU leaders and their europhile media have done irreparable damage to the European project.
And what were our home-grown leaders up to during these momentous events? Posing, pouting and making gratuitously insulting remarks about the Greeks and about the Irish unemployed.