Farmer quits farming to enter the more lucrative fast paced highs of property development game to make money, it goes horribly wrong and owes lots of money to the banks, reverting back to farmardom claiming “I’m a farmer get me out of here”?
What bit have I missed?
He should have claimed to have the reading ability of a 7 year old.
You guys are missing the point,
all his subsidies are now in danger of being swallowed by HIS development debts. REPS, headage, single payment etc all gone, sure no small farmer can survive without these bail outs …
Precisely because this kind of gombeen whinging about loosing millions in the context of other folk being bankrupted by a 300 K mortgage is the stuff that gets the listeners frothing at the mouth, texting and tweeting in a frenzy of indignation. Why, it even brought otherwise level headed pinsters to the brink of an apoplectic crisis.
My guess its leaf from Joe Duffy school of broadcasting…it makes for good radio figures.
The reality may be beginning to sink in. I think many people thought that the change of Government would be enough to herald some sort of exit-type gombeenery which would transport us all back to 2006.
This country is sinking in a rivers worth of fiscal deficit, a sea of banking/sovereign debt and an oceans worth of personal debt. The scale of this is enormous.
That’s why I reckon our best bet is to sit reasonably tight and blame the EU/IMF when it all goes tits up. It’s their plan after all… and mostly their money.
In the meantime, change the bankruptcy laws to match those in, say, France or Germany or the UK or somewhere where they are relatively mild, but unarguably the ‘norm’ for Europe (actually the UK is probably a bad model). Say the IMF told us to, in a sullen voice, while kicking our heels against the wall…