Thursday, June 10, 2010

Farewell then Celtic Tiger

Not that it's news given the economic disasters of the last 3 years, but it needed some kind of official milestone. So what was once a supply-side nirvana of low taxes, light-touch regulation, running the European Union, pundits beating a path to our door to find out the secret, owning half of Manhattan, Dubai, Sofia, and of course London is in 2010 symbolized by ...

Michelle Morrison, the wife of singer Van Morrison, has told a court in a sworn statement that she has no confidence that her neighbours would plant trees ro screen their 'Celtic Tiger-style house' from hers.

Appropriately, it's now just a phrase that means godawful big and ugly.

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