Tuesday 21 February 2017

We're not here to serve Wall Street

Published 04/06/2010 | 05:00

Perhaps the point of the 'Wall Street Journal' piece praising Irish government policy ('At least someone thinks we are taking the right action', Irish Independent, June 2) was summed up in the statement that "politicians around Europe could do worse than to look at Ireland's cuts as a model". Quite.

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Of course Wall Street is delighted with the Irish Government's efforts to beggar the country in order to pay off the speculators who put money into Anglo and the other banks. We all deserve a nice pat on the head. Why should they object?

The reality is that such praise and approbation means only that the country is being run for the benefit of Wall Street rather than the people of Ireland. It would be the height of naivety to think otherwise.

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