Thursday 22 February 2018

Merkel's revenge was our total humiliation

Her response to Ireland's 'hardball' showed ours to be a puppet government -- and guess who pulls the strings, says Jody Corcoran

Jody Corcoran

Jody Corcoran

It was a most revealing week in an age of revelation. Let us join the dots. After the coup d'etat in Rome, Mario Monti, the unelected new prime minister of Italy, a former two-term EU commissioner, appointed his Cabinet.

An academic, he named seven others of his ilk, as well as figures from the world of business, the diplomatic corps and -- a little spooky, this -- the armed forces; but nobody from politics.

His appointments were to be welcomed by the Euro elite; bankers, bureaucrats and policy wonks, who fumble still for a solution to a problem of which they are an essential part.

Please sign in or register with Independent.ie for free access to Opinions.

Sign In

Promoted Links

Today's news headlines, directly to your inbox every morning.

Don't Miss