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John Drennan: Looming budget iceberg prompts a sinking feeling

The Willie Penrose debacle was a classic example of stupid politics in the raw, writes John Drennan

Published 20/11/2011 | 05:00

GOODBYE TO ALL THAT: The resignation of Willie Penrose, who quit as Minister of State for Housing over the Government's
decision to close Columb barracks in Mullingar, could have been avoided with a little piece of political intelligence
GOODBYE TO ALL THAT: The resignation of Willie Penrose, who quit as Minister of State for Housing over the Government's decision to close Columb barracks in Mullingar, could have been avoided with a little piece of political intelligence

After eight months in office, our Government of All the Egos has reached a tipping point and the direction in which it is swaying is not positive.

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The much feared first real budget, as distinct to fripperies like that 'jobs initiative' (remember that? No?), was always going to represent a defining moment.

However, even before our real masters could approve its contents in the Bundestag, the omens are not good.

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