Mon Nov 22nd, 2010 at 06:58:01 AM EST
Apparently, I am this morning hanging my head in shame at the ignominy of Ireland's impending rescue by the seriously suited legions of the Washington/Brussels consensus. The papers - Irish and British - are talking about loss of sovereignty as if our total surrender to the markets had never happened, as if it was this rescue rather than our defeat - all of Europe's defeat - by the priests of the free markets that we should be ashamed of.
In fact, the main new emotion is relief, and this is something that's been said to me by a number of (thoroughly bourgeois) friends over the weekend. Get the inevitable bail-out over with, have a new election as soon as possible and let's get on with our lives as best we can.
Update [2010-11-22 7:18:29 by Colman]: The Green Party have called for an election in January - they're pulling the plug on the government. RTÉ. I wouldn't be surprised if the government didn't survive that long.