Sunday 4 December 2016

We've run out of corners to turn

Published 09/12/2010 | 05:00

Listening to Brian Lenihan's defence of the Budget, claiming it was "fair", was so surreal it was like an out-of-body experience. The likely fallout will be to drive many into poverty and expose children to hardship.

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Regardless of what Mr Lenihan might claim, the truth may well be that we have completely run out of corners to turn; we have in fact been painted into one by the pursuit of self-interest at the expense of the common good. It's "every man for himself" now, make no mistake.

Jim O'Sullivan
Rathedmond, Sligo

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