Monday 11 December 2017

Trichet like a broken record when what we need is fresh thinking

Dan O'Brien

Dan O'Brien

Jean-Claude Trichet ended his near decade-long tenure as head of the European Central Bank exactly two-and-a-half years ago. Time and semi-retirement have not changed him.

On Tuesday the Frenchman gave a rare speech in Brussels. Despite no longer having the responsibility of having to weigh his every word, he repeats the same mantras of officialdom he used while in office.

Nor has freedom from the extreme constraints of his former job loosened his tongue.

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