In brief: Anglo . . . Hunger strikers . . . Nazis and neutrality
YOUR editorial asks questions of the Government regarding Anglo Irish Bank (Irish Independent, August 11). The most important question is: Who is getting paid by the taxpayer and why? If the bank has now become the responsibility of the State, all payments should be made openly. Future generations will want to know how this all happened, and why we never did anything about it.
- IF the figures are accurate, Anglo Irish has already cost the State and taxpayer more than the estimated cost of overhauling Trident, Britain's nuclear weapons programme. The British government has realised that capital investment programmes with little benefit to a nation are simply bad governance.
Why couldn't the Irish Government have done likewise? I can only imagine how they might manage a nuclear weapons programme.