Give the banks your tired, your poor, your unemployed masses yearning to be debt and mortgage-free,
The wretched toxic debts of Europe’s austerity-ridden shores,
Send the hopeless citizens and taxpayers, who have lost their democracies to the streets,
I lift my lamp beside the doors of the EU, the IMF and the ECB.
(with apologies to Emma Lazarus, who wrote much more eloquent lines in a sonnet, which is inscribed on a plaque in the Statue of Liberty – the one that says: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free)
If the ECB and Europe hang Ireland out to dry, Europe will have completely ceased to be a democracy.
Ireland should prepare for default and seek to adopt Sterling as our new currency asap.