Sunday 17 December 2017

John Drennan: The banks own us, not the other way around

It's hard to put a good face on things when you're accused of selling the deeds to the nation, says John Drennan

John Drennan

John Drennan

Normally a political leader at bay is a compelling sight. We may pretend politics is about policy but what really interests us is the red in tooth and claw bare-knuckle power game.

Last week, however, there was something different about the wretched state of Brian Cowen. It is not just that there is a real difference between a Taoiseach and a country being at bay, for whilst the former is a soap opera, a sinking country is a crisis.

Instead, the real problem that we, and Mr Cowen, must deal with is that if the Taoiseach and the country are broken, what you have is a crisis that is unsustainable.

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