Who gets the ball and chain?
Sir, – Your Saturday cartoon (Martyn Turner, Opinion) showed a merry Enda Kenny and Michael Noonan, released from the control lines of the troika puppeteers but still chained to a large ball labelled “the markets”.
The metaphor is all wrong.
Enda and Michael are free of the troika. But it is the rest of the people of Ireland that are chained . . . to a ball that should be labelled “debt – other people’s”.
And the size of the weight is still increasing, partially so that Enda and Michael’s pensions will be large enough to ensure they feel no constraints in their later years. That ball and chain isn’t tied to them at all. – Yours, etc,
Sandymount, Dublin 4.