Thursday 8 December 2016

We’ve only ourselves to blame for this mess

Published 26/03/2011 | 09:38

FOR all David McWilliams's excuses (we didn't do it, it wasn't us) it amazes me how a country like ours, through avarice, recklessness, hubris and incompetence, could end up costing itself as much as a once-in-a-century earthquake, a tsunami and a nuclear meltdown combined.

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Proportionately, in terms of mental health, reduced health and education services and emigration, the human cost might be similar too. It certainly puts things in perspective.

DR S GRIMMER

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