It beggars belief. The future of the state is on the line and the Minister for Finance can't be bothered to read the full report on the state of the banking system, a report that Irish Independent says "was to form the cornerstone of Government consideration of how to address the emerging financial crisis." Okay, so it's 700 pages. If you can't read 700 pages on what is emerging as a threat to the state then what are you doing in your position?
Honestly, I've hardly been able to think about anything else today. I get the feeling from the papers that the Minister was busy, but what was he doing that he couldn't find time to read the report between October & Christmas? I just don't accept that there was never any time to read the full report. Read it, think about it, talk about it with the Taoiseach, members of his department, other cabinet officers, the leaders of the opposition, etc. It's unbelievable.
I can't believe he hasn't resigned yet.