Friday 23 February 2018

Enough of the waffle and spin

BY any standards, the way elements of the Government behaved over the couple of weeks preceding the arrival of the IMF was at best bizarre, at worst shameful.

We had senior ministers insisting, in good faith, that there was nothing going on, only for them to be humiliated subsequently when the truth and extent of the bailout could no longer be dressed up in double-speak.

It was an appalling episode that riddled the public with fear and deepened the widespread sense of alienation.

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