Speaking at the Irish League of Credit Unions conference in Killarney on Saturday, Mr Lenihan said other European governments would not have been able to impose the kind of pain the Government had.
Mr Lenihan said there would be “riots” in France, were the pension levy on public servants to be introduced in that country.
Be a dear and let me know when the mass influx of French people starts. Given France is such a ghastly place, I expect their huddled masses will be besieging Fishguard and Rosslare seeking refuge from the dreadful historic tendency among some French people to stand up for themselves. We should give them a rousing welcome: we can feed them our potato salad as they regale us in hushed tones of awe with tales of their admiration for the Fianna Fáil government of Cowen and Lenihan.