Thursday 22 February 2018

Brendan Keenan: Selling state assets is not just about raising revenue

ONE of the striking things about the Government's approach to the bailout arrangements is how little it has tried to take ownership of the process.

At best, ministers introduce Tina (There Is No Alternative); saying all these decisions are most unfortunate but the money just has to be saved. As often as not, they simply blame it on the troika and say they had no choice.

Time will tell whether this is the right political strategy. It certainly adds to the feeling of unfairness and persecution and the growing hostility to Europe.

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