Doing a deal with the devil

The deal with the banks is a Faustian pact which will cost European governments dearly - unless they do the obvious thing and face them down, writes David McWilliams.

22nd January, 2012
Doing a deal with the devil
'Keep this devil's pact idea in your head and now think of the pact that the European governments have made with the banks since this crisis started'.

Last weekend, I went to see Roddy Doyle's clever adaptation of Gogol's The Government Inspector at the Abbey. Go to see it if you can - it is wonderful. Of the many highlights, one of the most memorable is Don Wycherley's performance as the Mayor.

As I left the theatre, I was marvelling at Wycherley's talent, because the last time I had seen him on the stage was at the Abbey in Conor McPherson's hauntingly...

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