Budget farce about to begin

By David Murphy, Business Editor @davidmurphyRTE When people are under pressure it is illuminating to see which values they hold dear. Last year Norway was stunned by the killing of 77 mostly young people by Anders Behring Breivik. The country’s prime minister gave a fascinating address in the immediate aftermath of the atrocity. Knut Storberget said the proper answer to the violence was “more openness”. Nordic countries place a great deal of emphasis on transparency. But it is something which many …