Sunday 26 March 2017

FF mess has its roots in history

This is not the first time Fianna Fail has driven the country to the brink of ruin. We were here before as a result of Fianna Fail's economic war in the 1930s and its policies of economic stagnation in the 1940s and in the 1980s.

The difference now is, not only is Fianna Fail in office when the consequences of its failings have become clear, but, even worse, it was in office during the IMF bailout -- something which other governments, even the Fianna Fail GUBU one, managed to avoid.

However, let's not kid ourselves that Fianna Fail caused this mess overnight. It started in 1979 when the party chose the culture of Mr Haughey and Mr Lenihan Snr instead of that of Mr Colley and Mr Hillery.

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