Thursday August 6, 2020

The real business of politics

Voters are about to realise that talk of cabinet reshuffles is cheap, while the serious issue of saving our banks will be very expensive indeed

6th March, 2010

The circus of the recent resignations, the strange plans in the Green Party for the rotation of ministerial jobs and the on-again, off-again reshuffle has distracted political attention from a much more important issue that looms before the government: the messy, expensive and politically toxic job of fixing the country’s banks.

Privately, ministers and officials acknowledge this. They also say that the public will wake up to this pretty soon.

But actually, as...

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