Why Banking Inquiry is no more than the show trial of Brian Cowen
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The Banking Inquiry looks like turning out to be what many always suspected it to be from the moment it was set up - the show trial of Brian Cowen.
So far, various bankers, who must hold primary responsibility for what was, after all, a banking collapse, have been called to give an account of where it all went wrong.
They have been in and out in short order, having delivered of themselves various well-rehearsed expressions of regret. In terms of illumination, however - well, so far, that has been in short supply.