David McWilliams

David McWilliams

Articles from David McWilliams

David McWiliams: A very big overdraft

David McWiliams: A very big overdraft

There was no Irish miracle, just a very big overdraft

How quickly the Germans forget

How quickly the Germans forget

After World War II, the US and Britain initially wanted to make western Germany into a giant meadow, stripped of its industries. But, luckily for three year-old Wolfgang Schäuble, his generation got a shot at redemption through debt forgiveness

Debt forgiveness must be part of the healing process

Debt forgiveness must be part of the healing process

Ireland should have sympathy for the Greeks and not be supporting Merkel in her zeal to punish Athens

There’s no sign of  a European Mandela

There’s no sign of a European Mandela

The South African leader showed the way for an entire continent. We could do with some of his qualities right now

The EU’s disgraceful treatment of Greece

The EU’s disgraceful treatment of Greece

Whatever happens on Monday, Greece the country will survive this crisis – and the Greeks know i...

It could have been any of us on that balcony

It could have been any of us on that balcony

The J1 was one of those seminal, brilliant summers where everything was possible, writes David McWilliams.

Greece’s downfall, Europe’s disgrace

Greece’s downfall, Europe’s disgrace

The EU is behaving like many bullies before it by hitting the Greeks when they are at their weakest

Aer Lingus can really take off with takeover

Aer Lingus can really take off with takeover

Never mind the old-fashioned notion of a national airline, Aer Lingus will thrive in its tie-up with a bigger partner

Don’t be fooled – all the banks win yet again

Don’t be fooled – all the banks win yet again

The government’s breakthrough in the rate battle is pyrrhic if lenders still get a 4 per cent margin

The bizarre entitlement culture of our public sector

The bizarre entitlement culture of our public sector

Are they working harder this year than last year? So why then should they get a pay rise on the back of private sector graft?

The Great British Balkanisation

The Great British Balkanisation

After the election, a federal Britain seems to be the only logical option with Europe continuing to drive a wedge between England and Scotland

The day of debt reckoning is nigh

The day of debt reckoning is nigh

Low interest rates are all that’s stopping our tracker mortgage time bomb from exploding

Now is the time for a new New Deal

Now is the time for a new New Deal

Decades of right-wing economic policy have sown inequality and political discontent throughout Europe – but conditions are perfect for a Keynesian response

English nationalism could result in a united Ireland

English nationalism could result in a united Ireland

The people of Britain are contemplating the destruction of their country

Iran has come in from the cold

Iran has come in from the cold

The nuclear deal last week may deliver a new ally for the US, but a resurgent Iran will change the balance of power in the Gulf