You could tell that this Prime Time RTE programme didn't go as planned by the looks of Pats flabbergasted face.
Basically Hans-Werner Sinn (German economist and President of the Ifo Institute for Economic Research) told the man some basic economic home truths. The taxpayers should not be on the hook for depositors and creditors in private banks. Asked what to do now Hans-Werner replied to get the money from the people who took a risk in the banks. And have them share some of the burden, give'm a haircut. Well what can one say there is some truth to his position.