Monday 5 December 2016

Mortgages are our real priority

Published 31/01/2011 | 05:00

THE opposition parties were setting out the job creation plans over the weekend. Unemployment is traditionally the central issue in recessions. Promising to bring it to an end is the staple response of politicians.

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In this unique crisis, however, joblessness is far from the only issue. It may not even be the central one. Dreadful as it is for those concerned, and tragic as enforced emigration may be, this time there will be serious difficulties for those in work, as well as for the unemployed.

The politicians of the incoming government need to raise their eyes from the standard scripts and apply imagination and courage to some of these looming problems.

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