- 24 Apr 09
As fiscal Armageddon looms, the Irish Government is faced with tough choices. In considering its options, it would do well to remember the lessons to be learned from past experience – in particular the fact that the Poll Tax marked the beginning of the end for Margaret Thatcher
These are rough times. Politicians and pundits keep telling us our living standards will fall by ten per cent and more. Tax has just about gone through the roof. A lot of people are angry and frustrated. Not everybody got fat riding the Celtic Tiger. Most just carried on. Sure, there was more money in their pockets but everything was dearer as well.