Two faces of the ‘ungrateful’ Daily Mail…

Here’s an extract from the leading article in today’s Daily Mail that’s available in England today…

 …at least there was a case to be made for that £7 Billion to our (ungrateful) neighbour [erm, that would be Ireland – Ed] on the grounds of close ties of trade, kinship and history.

No such argument can be put forward for bailing out the bankrupt Greeks, to whom we have no earthly obligations.

Hmmm… Has no one told Paul Dacre, that that amounts to a nice little earner for the UK Exchequer of some £400 million a year? Perhaps he’d like to share his pejorative thoughts with the 50,000 so people buying the Irish version of his paper, which (surprise surprise) makes no mention of the ‘ungrateful’ neighbours…

I’d say given Ireland is paying such a handsome rate for cash lent, and the Mail’s Irish adventure is enjoying what is in the circumstances, a decent growth curve from Irish consumers, the ingratitude is hardly been displayed on the Irish side of the water…

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