Bríd Smith TD on the Financial Provisions (for Covid) Bill, 2020
A seriously complex Bill relating to a huge stimulus package, being pushed through with little opportunity for scrutiny. Germany and France have not yet signed up, but we are being pushed to get this done ‘yesterday’. And what about the German banks last time, and the so-called ‘reforms’ ! Last time, to suit the banks, it meant huge cuts with the most vulnerable being hit hardest. And what about businesses that operate both sides of the border? You can’t but help smell a very large rat here.