Tuesday 16 January 2018

James Downey: We are crying out for a change of Government

NOW that Christmas preparations begin in September, it's no wonder that pantomime came to the stage in October. This time, though, most of the action took place off the stage.

John Gormley had a bright idea. Get the leaders of the main parties together and let them reach consensus on the moves we need, and the timescale, to put some order into the national finances. Who could turn him down?

Well, the Taoiseach, for a start. Unfortunately, Brian Cowen had not been alerted in advance. More to the point, his first instinct was to reject the Green leader's proposal.

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