Bear in mind that all day there has been chatter about the government’s impending collapse.
2:01: Still no Cowen, but according to RTE, the most likely announcement is that he’ll tought it out, and not quit right now.
2:05: Nothing yet. Just chatter.
2:09: Still nothing from Cowen…
2:12: Brian Cowen begins… talking about importance of budget
2:13: We believe there’s a clear duty to facilitate the passage of these (budget) measures.
2:14: Next year, issue of new government can be dealt with.
Q: Do you feel betrayed by Green Party?
A: “Betrayed” is not in my lexicon. Green Party is prepared to do the work that’s needed.
Cowen: One gist… We MUST proceed with this budget.
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