Anger at the gates, but more tests to come
Few really believe that Ireland can tax its way out of its fiscal troubles, but many ‘Tax the rich’ placards were waved outside the Dáil last week
Politics in Ireland, and elsewhere in Europe, will be dominated by one issue above all for at least the next half a decade:
how governments close the gap between what they raise in taxes and what they spend running the state.
The dramatic, enormous rescue package - or stabilisation fund, if you want - for the eurozone, announced by finance ministers last weekend, hasn’t avoided the need for deficit reduction. In fact, it has only...
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