Sunday 19 November 2017

Jody Corcoran: Always the same dance of politics before people

The Government, the Opposition, the IMF, are all pretending to know what to do to reduce our budget deficit, says Jody Corcoran

EVERY week, I sit here and try to make sense of it all. Increasingly, it is a frustrating exercise, because no real sense can be made of it anymore. Take last week, for example, and ask yourself this: what the hell was that about?

The leaders of the three main parties met under the guise of reaching "consensus": on precisely what I do not know, because they did not say, specifically.

Brian Cowen did say, sort of, when pushed to do so by John Gormley, that the Government did not have a "monopoly on wisdom". Indeed.

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