May 14, 2012
Europe's Shameful Austerity Dance
Gene Kerrigan, Irish Independent
This is embarrassing on so many levels. Enda Kenny was revving up to full speed, poised to ram through his fiscal treaty referendum. Angela Merkel was happy. Greece was all squared away, bullied by EU bureaucrats and sneered at by Michael Noonan. Whatever Angela said, she could be sure that Little Nicky Sarko was standing a yard behind her, nodding enthusiastically. And, in Germany, ratifying Frau Merkel's fiscal treaty was routine.
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