This letter writer to the Irish Independent asks the question:
Do our politicians not understand the damage that is being done to our democracy by both this behaviour and, more importantly, by the lack of challenge from them, our elected leaders?
For example, why are they not demanding to know who within the banks is actually authorising these decisions; and why are the banks adopting this strategy of continuing to support a developer when the courts rejected his survival plan as “fanciful and lacking in reality”?
The answer is simple – It’s the bankers who are in charge, it was the bankers who called in the politicians last September and issued instructions on what was to be done. It is the bankers who are issuing instructions on the whole NAMA scam, the politicians are mere puppets.