Our politicians are powerless eunuchs in the face of bankers' new martial law
Today marks the informal end to this Dáil. When the 31st Dáil resumes in September, it'll be a lame-duck forum, as decks are cleared for an elongated election campaign, with the Budget being the final pre-electioneering act.
How apt that the last legislative deed to be enacted this week was the Personal Insolvency (Amendment) Bill 2014. It's a fitting epitaph to the impotency of our political class, post-recession.
Both in Brussels and Dublin, politicians are reduced to eunuchs - powerless to repel the authority of capital through the prevailing iron rule of the banking classes.