Wednesday 23 August 2017

Our politicians are powerless eunuchs in the face of bankers' new martial law

'Presumably Enda Kenny & Co aren't idiots, they don't naively expect bankers to re-elect them'
'Presumably Enda Kenny & Co aren't idiots, they don't naively expect bankers to re-elect them'
Ivan Yates

Ivan Yates

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.

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