Shay Cody and anti-household tax protesters… a question. November 27, 2012Posted by WorldbyStorm in Economy, Irish Politics, The Left.
I’m really puzzled this week by a lot of things I’m reading in the media. But perhaps this is the most puzzling. According to the Business Post:
Impact general secretary Shay Cody, whose union was not involved with the anti-austerity march because its policy is “not to line up with anti-household tax protesters”, said he did not expect concrete proposals for potential savings in the public sector to be tabled before the New Year.
Granted the quote is ripped – one presumes – from a longer discourse, but given that the presence of anti-household tax protesters didn’t prevent other unions from having some numbers out on the DCTU march I’m curious as to what exactly is the principle he is applying here – does anyone know?
And yes, it seems Cody (who was once, like myself, a member of WP) has some form in these matters. But that aside, anyone know what the logic of his position is?