Tuesday 24 October 2017

Depriving needy kids won't save eurozone

We should cut the public sector wage bill, not school support for special needs children, writes Jody Corcoran

THE politicians returned to Leinster House last week. That is all I intend to say about that. By and large, they are irrelevant. The real action was elsewhere -- throughout Europe, in the US and China.

Ireland is a bit-player in events unfolding on the international stage, events so fundamental that they have prompted the finance minister of Poland to raise the possibility of a continent returning to war. I kid you not.

The European project arose in the aftermath of the Second World War. In this current crisis, the finance minister of Poland has detected the re-emergence of a malign form of nationalism. He had Germany in mind. And Poland should know.

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