Saturday 25 February 2017

Former Taoiseach back in Leinster House to wage all-out war on hindsight

John Downing

John Downing

'When you stand back from it all there is more than a suggestion that Mr Cowen believes the people got the politics and politicians that they wanted in that time and place'
'When you stand back from it all there is more than a suggestion that Mr Cowen believes the people got the politics and politicians that they wanted in that time and place'

Bertie Ahern, with one of his best malapropisms, would have said: "Hindsight is 50:50 vision."

And hindsight is now the number one enemy in the cross hairs of Brian Cowen's metaphoric rifle sight. Here is a quick summary in paraphrase of what the former finance minister and taoiseach had to offer yesterday:

Firstly, he was very sorry the Irish people suffered so much in recession.

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