Wednesday 13 December 2017

Enda will not easily bell the sharp-clawed Creighton cat

Eoghan Harris

Eoghan Harris

ONLY connect, says Shakespeare. So I will join a few dots this week. But by and large I want to give you a break from the bits and pieces of the Budget.

That's because I try to follow George Orwell's advice to political writers: don't repeat anything you heard anywhere else. By now the economics of the Budget have been exhaustively explored. But its still worth noting that it will favour the greedy, not the needy.

Bankers won't be asked to give back €1.1bn, which Stephen Donnelly TD told Pat Kenny they took from the State coffers to pay generous pensions to those given voluntary redundancy, instead of, as Kenny rightly remarked, involuntary redundancy.

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