Monday 5 December 2016

Brendan Keenan is oh-so smug

Published 18/02/2010 | 05:00

I'M AFRAID I have problems with Brendan Keenan's blasé attitude to the financial crisis facing this country.

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His advice that we should "never waste a good crisis" and should gleefully indulge in "fun and games, which will involve Budget corrections" ('Sunday Independent', February 14) seems a bit smug to me.

First of all, the "fun and games" to which he refers inevitably involve an attack on the living standards of many people who had no hand, act or part in causing the problems that currently beset us, but who are on very low incomes. Mr Keenan is on somewhat stronger ground when he says: "Anyone with any sense of responsibility should be prepared to seriously seek agreement on how the burdens should be shared."

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