Martina Devlin: Still there is no humility as they rifle our pockets
NEVER has arrogance cost a country so dearly. The haughtiness, ineptitude and delusional posturing of our leading bankers, along with their refusal to accept the scale of their mistakes, have been tolerated for too long.
We're paying for it now. The magnitude of the bill presented to taxpayers yesterday was hair-raising. When Brian Lenihan called the Anglo rescue package unpalatable but "the least worst option", he could have been referring to the entire banking clean-up operation.
None of it is particularly easy to swallow. Still, one way to sweeten the pill would be to give us something in return for our money.