David Quinn: Moral blackmail left us with huge welfare bill
THE situation now facing us is a bit like in one of those 'Star Trek' episodes when the Enterprise is facing almost certain annihilation and Scotty is telling Kirk: "Captain! She cannae take any more! We'll be blown to bits."
Happily for us, it's not quite our lives that are at stake, "merely" our economic futures -- but unfortunately for us, we don't have Kirk, Scotty and Spock at the helm to pull off an impossible escape at the very last second.
Instead, we have the two Brians and an alternative crew in the shape of 'captain' Enda Kenny and 'science officer' Eamon Gilmore, who don't inspire a whole lot of confidence either.