If you go out with a gun and deliberately shoot someone dead, you’re guilty of murder. If you go out with a gun and shoot dozens of people dead, you’re a mass-murderer. If you keep doing it, you’re a serial murderer.
If you run a bank into the ground through incompetence or otherwise, and thereby impose a huge burden on your nation to the extent that it makes savage health cuts, people will die. Many people will die.
Likewise, if you’re a politician who decides to rescue financial gamblers instead of protecting sick and elderly citizens, your decisions will lead to the deaths of many, and yet, you’re not guilty of murder.
But you most certainly are responsible.
That’s right Seanie, Fingers, Bertie and the two Brians, living and late.
I’m talking about you.