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Gene Kerrigan: We no longer have the luxury of time to prevent collapse

Our leaders are totally ignorant of the rules of a game they chose to play on our behalf, writes Gene Kerrigan

Published 12/12/2010 | 05:00

On Friday, in a spirit of optimism, I rose from my sickbed and paid a visit to the Luxury Hall. Some amongst us surrender to pessimism and hold their heads in their hands, moaning in despair as the draconian Budget goes through. Others play the Blame Game and point accusatory fingers at politicians worn out from making "tough decisions".

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Not Soapbox. We salute the rewards still available in this great little nation. So, we sneezed repeatedly as we left the safety of home and went slip-sliding through the perilous slush in search of the Luxury Hall, and evidence that not all is lost in this benighted ex-republic.

And -- adding weighty purpose to my romantic quest -- I wanted to know why it is that no matter what measures this Government takes, it continues to make things worse.

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