Leadership is crucial over next few vital days
In the context of the European Fiscal Stability Treaty debate we seem to have moved from kicking the can down the road to simply kicking the cat.
People have openly declared to joining the No camp on the grounds they are fed up with everything from water charges to septic tanks, to not being allowed to cut turf. All well and good in a democratic society but viewed from the perspective of a country already in bailout, and depending on borrowings of about €70m a day, it might equally be regarded as a foolhardy exhibition of whistling past the graveyard.
It is worth recalling the words of Harold Wilson in 1967 when he said: "The only human institution that rejects progress is the cemetery."