Tuesday 20 February 2018

Bruton will never know how austerity feels

Former Taoiseach John Bruton
Former Taoiseach John Bruton

Colette Brown

John Bruton thinks the State is doomed to default on its welfare system. If it does, can we start with his €135,000-a-year pension?

In a speech that surfaced over the weekend, the former Fine Gael leader lamented the public's irrational hatred of bankers, conjuring up images of pitchfork-wielding peasants baying for bankers' blood.

"The populations of Europe are blaming austerity on bankers... almost like in the 17th century people blamed witches.

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