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Noonan is the 5th best finance minister in the EU


Iphonista

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In yet another example of how the Fine Gael/Labour government is repairing the country's financial reputation, Michael Noonan has been voted the 5th best finance minister in the European Union - that's up from last place two years ago.

Noonan comes in just behind Schaeuble of Germany, Borg of Sweden, Rostowski of Poland and Urpilainen of Finland.

On the naughty stool are Matolcsy of Hungary and De Guindos of Spain.

Noonan moves up FT's EU rankings - RTÉ News
A vital ally of the euro - FT.com
Ranking Europe’s finance ministers - FT.com
Verdict from the seven judges - FT.com
 

Red_93

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No replies yet? Wow. No doubt if it said that he was worst (like Lenny was a few years back) this would have 5 pages worth of replies.
 

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A rash assessment that the judges will someday regret.

Baldy Noonan failed in every previous serious responsibility he held.

And he is heading for failure again.
 

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The Financial Times decribes Mr Noonan as ''a safe pair of hands''.

So the Financial Times like Michael Noonan? Of course they do. He's doing exactly their agenda of bailing out banks and bondholders while screwing the ordinary Joe. It the minds of the blueshirts, giving €80 billion to banks and bondholders is worth it because the FT and capitalist media will write nice things about their party. Traitors. Always have been , always will be.
 
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Disillusioned democrat

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Doesn't mean a thing....Kenny is European of the year and were still phecked. If I'm not mistaken, the German dude is #1, and we know he's against everything Noonan is for, so that doesn't look too encouraging.
 
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The Financial Times decribes Mr Noonan as ''a safe pair of hands''.

So the Financial Times like Michael Noonan? Of course they do. He's doing exactly their agenda of bailing out banks and bondholders while screwing the ordinary Joe. It's the minds of the blueshirts, giving €80 billion to banks and bondholders is worth it because the FT and capitalist media will write nice things about their party. Traitors. Always have been , always will be.
The FT also rated Brian Lenihan (whose plan Noonan is implementing) as the worst FinMin in Europe. On economic matters Noonan's place on the rankings falls to 13.

He jumps up in the overall category because of the docility of Irish citizens and the markets supposed confidence in Ireland.
 

damus

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Yea...he's so good that we'll be exiting the state bailout programme in 2013 :roll:.
 

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It's like Italia '90 in Dublin tonight as this news spreads.
 

Analyzer

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I bet the bankers in this country sitting on the fat pensions for being useless would go even further and give Fet Cheese man a number 1.
 

ruserious

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And when we finish off paying back unguaranteed debt, we will move up to second. Can't wait :roll:
 

Bleu Poppy

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A rash assessment that the judges will someday regret.

Baldy Noonan failed in every previous serious responsibility he held.

And he is heading for failure again.
Really. in what way?
 
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