Time to let Merkel steady our ship
•Agree with me on this one or not. Germany is the only country in the eurozone which has continuously put the needs of its people to the fore. So for that reason I do not agree with the Merkel bashers. In fact, I would welcome Merkel being in control of our finances because it's clear we are not capable of managing our own affairs.
Take a look at our past governments and the mish-mash of broken promises in the wake of the present one and you see where I'm coming from.
We find ourselves in the middle of a fiscal-induced recession and the Taoiseach intervenes to secure a friend of his a pay rise of €35,000, despite the fact that he was already receiving a wage of €92,000. He then makes his dismal speech to the nation.