Labour Minister Pat Rabbitte was on Saturday View today defending the government’s policy on the continuing economic crisis.
We are where we are, we didn’t create the situation that we’ve inherited.
I made plain on the night it happened (Bank guarantee) that we would be in a straight jacket as a new government. We remain in very difficult circumstances.
There has to be a willingness on both sides in negotiations to move and up now that willingness has been there except for one head of state and it has made the task very difficult.
We are where we are, it’s not the government’s fault, it’s not my fault, it’s Sarkozy’s fault.
A comment from a listener cut through Rabbitte’s dishonest waffle.
The Greeks are alive and fighting, the Irish are stupid, corrupt and dead, may we rest in peace.