Joan Burton, the unapologetic “minister for austerity” and now Labour Party leader on the (unlikely) possibility of Sinn Féin being elected to government in 2016, via TheJournal:
““In my view if people were to give control of the economy to Sinn Féin then they might as well hand the keys of the country back to the Troika,” she told RTÉ’s Morning Ireland.”
Er… wasn’t Burton part of a coalition government that actually did hand the keys of the country to the Troika? And if that was a such a calamitous event that Burton now recoils in horror from it why did she and her colleagues agree to it in the first place? Or is this more of the same revisionist spin that pretends the policies of the last several years were beyond the control of those in power and that they “saved” us from something worse?
Sorry but taking a lesson on recent Irish history from Joan Burton or anyone else in the current Fine Oibre administration is like taking a lesson on French history in WWII from Marshal Pétain.
What did you do in the war, mammy?