Brexit provides cover for the government’s bungling

The last four years of prosperity should mean the public finances are fighting fit to deal with whatever chaos is coming our way. Thanks to government ineptitude, this is not the case

15th September, 2019

Last week, Paschal Donohoe set out the dangers facing the Irish economy as he braced the country for a no-deal Brexit budget in just under a month’s time. The prospect of tax cuts, social welfare increases and other splurges has ebbed away as the state braces for possible calamity.

We know now, from official British documents planning for such a scenario, of the chaos they face in the days immediately after crashing out...

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