Another example of sick cosiness
Published 13/01/2011 | 05:00
The round of golf shared by Seanie FitzPatrick and Brian Cowen is another example of the sickening cosiness of the elites in this country. This cosiness has been the undoing of our economy and has exposed the Fianna Fail party as little more than the incompetent patsies of a corrupt and broken banking system.
Mr Cowen seems to forget that as finance minister he had ultimate responsibility for economic regulation. That he cannot see why it was wrong to be so close to Seanie FitzPatrick is shocking.
The economic historian Professor Niall Ferguson makes the point that bankers have appreciated the importance of proximity to politicians since the time of the Medicis in 15th Century Venice. This closeness isn't out of a love of progressing society but is entirely down to self-interest.