Saturday 20 January 2018

Gerry O'Regan: We need to understand who Merkel is before proffering the begging bowl

Gerry O'Regan

CONTRARY to popular belief, Angela Merkel does not hold all the aces in her game of high stakes poker with Enda Kenny and the Irish taxpayer.

For unless she plays her cards most carefully, Ms Merkel in the longer term could back herself into a corner, and her options might suddenly become very limited indeed.

But allowing for the doublethink at the heart of the German game plan, we must ignore the hysteria in some quarters suggesting we play hardball over our gargantuan bank bailout debt.

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