I’m with JJ on this. Me and Mrs Oh made the same sort of sacrifices and are still struggling with some of it; my parents grafted hard all their lives to give us a decent one; but what gets me is that after our leaders screwed up so badly we are being scolded by one of those who did well for himself as if it’s all just somebody else’s fault and problem.
One of the reasons why so many people have had so much of that struggle were the decisions made and actions taken, and still going on in ways, by Varadkars ilk. He cannot just distance himself from it nor dismiss the limitations still placed on people trying to have something of a better life. He is moving the focus of attention from him and his govt onto the people. He is setting an agenda, a standard which says its normal to not have much choice. It’s the classic Conservative Liberal line.
Meanwhile his legal buddies are wasting/taking millions on tribunals and the like. And virtually no new housing etc, which is keeping rents at stupid levels and driving 2nd hand prices way up again.