Wednesday 7 December 2016

God speed

Published 14/11/2011 | 05:00

•I am writing to you to welcome the appointment of Kevin Cardiff to the European Court of Auditors. I welcome it for the following three reasons. Firstly, Mr Cardiff's department has a history of losing Irish debt. If he could bring this skill to Europe it could prove to be an expedient method of cancelling some of the national debt.

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Secondly, if Mr Cardiff doesn't go to Europe he has to stay here. "God speed, Mr Cardiff," I say.

Thirdly, Mr Cardiff's promotion would leave a vacancy for which I could apply. A good government should use the lessons of the past to solve the problems of the present.

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