Tiger’s clay feet

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THE latest IMF report states that, if the Irish economy does not grow sufficiently, Ireland could default.

The sheer scale of housing debt and unemployment show the Celtic Tiger experiment was a disaster. Combined with euro membership, the Irish people have seen their economy destroyed by politicians who believed in Laffer curve economics and pie-in-the-sky currency ­unions. Let’s ensure that never happens here.

Dave McCann

Easter Road, Edinburgh