At first they came for the smokers but I did not speak out as I did not smoke. Then they came for the binge drinkers but I said nothing as I did not binge. Now they have an obesity strategy.
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The man is talking shite, though, but that's for another time. I have to go out.
The man sounds like he's from the west of Ireland -straight talking people and he tells it like it is in Ireland, the USA and the UK . Anarchic capitalism self destructing and none of the so called economic experts know the way out except to screw those with the least.
It played well to me just now (18.19 GMT 09.12.10).I think this tirade is very self serving. I saw with my own eyes the results of Irish people having piled in to the easy money and placing the most ostentatious five or six bedroomed houses in neat rows upon Old Ireland's green and pleasant land. I never saw so many Alfa's in one place. Every other punter seemed to own one. Asking about 'infrastructure' I was told (with traditional politeness) that this time the poor were getting a chance to own something at long last.
I spent part of my childhood in Ireland. Following that period in the early 70s I visited the country regularly, and observed its transition from an economic basket case to the "celtic tiger". Comparing and contrasting Ireland with Britain, what struck me about Ireland's obsession with funny money capitalism was that virtually everyone in the country was caught up in the hysteria. No-one seemed to care where the money was coming from, or what would happen when the bubble burst. It was a Me! Me! culture of the type that Margaret Thatcher could only dream of.The Irish can slag off "wanky bankers", and laugh at tabloid headlines which describe senior politicians as "useless gobshites", but they would do well to examine their own behaviour during the fat years. When the political leaders now declare that the people of Ireland are in the shit together, they are talking about more than current austerity.That said, I am not endorsing the Big Ignorant Fecker from Offaly, or his wretched government.
Because Ireland rejected anything even marginally 'socialist' it does not have much if at all of a public spending ethos. If you look at the 'businessmen' Ireland has produced you can get a sense of how little the Irish care about social re-distribution. If E.U. money had been spent on infrastructure projects instead of fuelling a property boom in north west England matters might sit a little differently today. But stand back and watch them blame 'England'.
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