Pulling through despite the lies
Published 24/07/2010 | 05:00
By any standards it has been a remarkable, at times frightening week, for the vast majority of taxpayers attempting to grasp the enormity of our crisis. The level of ambiguity displayed by the banks in the lead-up to the €440bn bailout by those taxpayers was finally laid bare before the Dail Public Accounts committee.
It smacked of an attitude and era which fostered recklessness and risk-taking beyond belief.
We should not forget what was divulged this week. Banks bluffed in public about the state of their finances.