Sunday 24 September 2017

We're not in the game if €13bn bolt can come out of the blue

European Commissioner for Violation of EU Treaties Margrethe Vestager addresses the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France. Photo: Reuters
European Commissioner for Violation of EU Treaties Margrethe Vestager addresses the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France. Photo: Reuters
Bertie Ahern

Bertie Ahern

Surprises can go down a bomb: like at a kid's birthday party; but when you are in government they can go off like an atomic bomb - especially when they carry a €13bn price tag.

Decisions like the Apple ruling involve many moving parts and this is all about the big picture.

To be in the game, you have to be aware of the momentum, the ebb and flow of play.

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