Bruton will never know how austerity feels
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.