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'Brussels insisted redemption could only come through penance and years of heavy austerity.'

'Brussels insisted redemption could only come through penance and years of heavy austerity.'

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'Brussels insisted redemption could only come through penance and years of heavy austerity.'

After the crash, with trembling hands this country was forced to go to Europe in supplication.

However you cut it, global collapse or not, Government decision-making had been wanting: lending reckless; borrowing unwise. So we were left genuflecting.

Brussels insisted redemption could only come through penance and years of heavy austerity.