He’s Got Some Gaulle



Eddie Hobbs in today’s Wall Street Journal writes:

So while Time magazine and others eulogise the plucky leader of the Irish people, the truth is that Enda Kenny leads a Vichy government—captive externally to creditors that still insist on loading bank debt onto the sovereign, and internally to a tribe of insiders led by union godfathers in a deal that protects the government’s own excessive pay and pensions while bankers lean over its shoulders to rewrite insolvency laws. This isn’t just crony capitalism. It’s crony democracy.

So there.

Don’t Expect a Celtic Comeback (Eddie Hobbs, Wall Street Journal)

(Graham Hughes/Photocall Ireland)