I understand between €3bn and €4bn will need to be shaved off the 2011 budget.
But will this Government again send off our budget for scrutiny by Brussels bureaucrats?
This is a huge undermining of our national sovereignty and an insult to the electorate.
Joan Burton (who I don't normally agree with) had lots to say at the last budget day on this matter. Lenihan who enjoys giving off an air of authority and knowledge, is nothing but a puppet AFAIC.
I have no doubt that the books have been opened for inspection and negotiations are well underway. By budget day, all will have been decided via conference call and first class flights to and from Brussels.
Update: I just Brian Cowen on the 9 o'clock news today (Oct 2nd). Over in Brussels discussing our budget. FF gimps sporting open neck shirts in the background as he's doing his TV interview with RTE. Is he trying to give off an air that he knows what he's doing? He's being told what to do. And who is paying for these unelected party hacks to attend these meetings in Brussels? No doubt they're all in the bar now getting pissed alongside the Brussels set.