The difference between Iceland and Ireland

 

Sir, – How is it that the Icelandic government has introduced taxes on the banks in order to assist people with their mortgage debts, whereas in Ireland the Government has brought in a variety of taxes on the people to bail out the banks?

It begs the question: Which is closer to a social democracy and which to a plutocracy? – Yours, etc,

JEREMY CASTLE,

Ballinderry,

Nenagh,

Co Tipperary.