Our silence on Paradise Papers is deafening
Ireland’s silence is deafening once again. Last year it was the Panama Papers scandal, now it’s the Paradise Papers, a worldwide effort by journalists to expose the off-shore account holders.
Again our own Bono was mentioned, also the Queen of England. The listed just hypocrites and unpatriotic in hiding their grubby little money bags from their own country.
This behaviour ties in exactly with what the likes of Gene Kerrigan and Declan Lynch have been banging on about for years now. We, the proletariat, accept different standards from different classes of people. To say otherwise is a nonsense.
Look at the homeless situation, the hospital waiting lists, the choc-a-bloc hospital corridors, the two-tier health system, the Scroogelike banks etc, etc... all respectably acceptable to our so-called middle-class values.
We castigated the English for donkeys’ years and their blatant open class system. But since we have moved into the Manor House, well there’s a lot to be said for a good functioning class defining system — one must have some recourse to an upper class than one’s self. Holly Barrett
Mallow / Barcelona