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    Default Noonan is the 5th best finance minister in the EU

    In yet another example of how the Fine Gael/Labour government is repairing the country's financial reputation, Michael Noonan has been voted the 5th best finance minister in the European Union - that's up from last place two years ago.

    Noonan comes in just behind Schaeuble of Germany, Borg of Sweden, Rostowski of Poland and Urpilainen of Finland.

    On the naughty stool are Matolcsy of Hungary and De Guindos of Spain.

    Noonan moves up FT's EU rankings - RTÉ News
    A vital ally of the euro - FT.com
    Ranking Europe’s finance ministers - FT.com
    Verdict from the seven judges - FT.com

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    No replies yet? Wow. No doubt if it said that he was worst (like Lenny was a few years back) this would have 5 pages worth of replies.

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    Marvellous news! We're fixed.

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    Oh Holy Gawd ... How much is it worth? Does he get a little gold statuette for that?

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    A rash assessment that the judges will someday regret.

    Baldy Noonan failed in every previous serious responsibility he held.

    And he is heading for failure again.
    Coveney's ambition is the be Ireland's next EU Commissar and Ireland will pay a price as he builds his CV to position himself sufficiently loyal to the nEU empire.

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    The Financial Times decribes Mr Noonan as ''a safe pair of hands''.

    So the Financial Times like Michael Noonan? Of course they do. He's doing exactly their agenda of bailing out banks and bondholders while screwing the ordinary Joe. It the minds of the blueshirts, giving €80 billion to banks and bondholders is worth it because the FT and capitalist media will write nice things about their party. Traitors. Always have been , always will be.
    Last edited by Honecker; 22nd November 2012 at 08:29 PM.

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    Doesn't mean a thing....Kenny is European of the year and were still phecked. If I'm not mistaken, the German dude is #1, and we know he's against everything Noonan is for, so that doesn't look too encouraging.
    The more things change....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norman Bates View Post
    How much is it worth?
    €64,000,000,000 question right there Norm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrFunkyBoogaloo View Post
    €64,000,000,000 question right there Norm...
    Most of those repayments were made before Noonan became FM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honecker View Post
    The Financial Times decribes Mr Noonan as ''a safe pair of hands''.

    So the Financial Times like Michael Noonan? Of course they do. He's doing exactly their agenda of bailing out banks and bondholders while screwing the ordinary Joe. It's the minds of the blueshirts, giving €80 billion to banks and bondholders is worth it because the FT and capitalist media will write nice things about their party. Traitors. Always have been , always will be.
    The FT also rated Brian Lenihan (whose plan Noonan is implementing) as the worst FinMin in Europe. On economic matters Noonan's place on the rankings falls to 13.

    He jumps up in the overall category because of the docility of Irish citizens and the markets supposed confidence in Ireland.

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