The Last Post: Steps in the right direction out of lockdown, but short of the full deal
The faster easing of Covid-19 restrictions represents a conservative compromise that will please many and disappoint others
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar either strung us along craftily or else he was forced by a combination of public opinion, sustained business lobbying and internal government dissent to agree to a speedier relaxation of lockdown restrictions than he really wanted.
We may never know the truth of that particular one, but let’s assume it is the first and that Varadkar played us for two main reasons. The first was to try to maintain responsible collective behaviour...
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Greed and gullibility are gold to the fraudsters with promises of riches
Even if a proposition seems too good to be true, many investors who should know better will still try to take their cut and run before it all falls apart
The debate on reopening society must be about more than health
As the lockdown goes on, many rules are being broken and many businesses may go to the wall. And as more jobs are lost, we need to start a discussion on how to get back to normal as soon as we possibly can
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