Tuesday 20 February 2018

Richard Curran: Bye, Troika, hello blame game

Richard Curran

Richard Curran

AS all eyes now move away from the Troika in the post-bailout era, new pressures will fall on the Government coalition parties.

To its credit, the Government has steered the country through the bailout programme, by taking some very tough decisions.

Those decisions were helped by the fact that the Troika essentially forced the politicians' hand. Now that there is no longer going to be a threat – namely, "if you don't stick to the programme you won't get your cheque at the end of the month" – what chance does the Coalition have continuing with hard choices?

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