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Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week May 31, 2015

Posted by Garibaldy in Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week.

I see possibly the stupidest Sindo story ever has already been noted here. Particularly interesting was the fact that security and northern expert Jim Cusack seems to not know about the public LVF decommissioning in 1998. A clearly trustworthy source.

Not a great week for stupidity otherwise, though that may just be everything else paling in comparison. There is, however, possibly the most random attack on anonymous lefties ever in a piece on the economy in rural Ireland by Sarah Carey.

We’re well accustomed to the grievances of people, particularly west of the Shannon, that the crowd in Dublin forgot about them. But there was still a sense that you could make up the lost ground. Isn’t this what drove the farming classes to get their children into college, off the land and into a safe job? The begrudgery of left-wing commentators at this mobility was always a sight to behold.

Dan O’Brien, however, does not let us down.

‘The public sector did not cause the crash”. Whenever the issue of public sector pay comes up, in relation to past cuts or, now, when the case is made to increase it, this point is inevitably made. Nobody watching the extraordinary testimony of former public servant, Patrick Neary, to the Banking Inquiry last Thursday could deny that failings in the public sector were a significant cause of the crash.

Like me, I am sure you can’t wait for his promised column telling us who should be the next bank regulator.


1. Phil - May 31, 2015

“It was the public sector – it was the public sector banking regulator!” That’s not journalism, it’s how you win an argument down the pub (and it probably wouldn’t work there).


WorldbyStorm - May 31, 2015

+1 Phil


2. Ed - May 31, 2015

In fairness to Carey, I can think of at least one erstwhile left-wing commentator who was full of begrudgery when it came to farmers and everything to do with farmers. His column is probably on the page next to hers.


3. LeftAtTheCross - June 1, 2015

That story about the OIRA is a weird one. What could a Dennis O’Brien owned newspaper possibly hope to achieve this week of all weeks by running a negative story about the WP in the 80s??

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