Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week September 18, 2016Posted by Garibaldy in Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week.
Brendan O’Connor is in a forgiving mood this week
People are already losing interest in the Nama story. There is a general acceptance that Nama could have done better, but really, most of us, much like Noonan, want to consign Nama to the dustbin of history. The Nama guys were hired to not act like civil servants, and being out in the real world usually involves leaving something on the table for the next guy in any deal, so you know, do we really need to waste a load of time and money to figure out that was what happened?
Being out in the real world usually means the state handing over massive sums of cash to the private sector while the media and business groups pretend none of that happens more like. Even the editorial says NAMA must be held to account.
Meanwhile, a certain former senator is worried about the potential damage of the decade of centenaries.
Let us not fool ourselves. The 1916 celebrations have already raised the political temperature.
Hence the rise in support for a united Ireland and the increasing green bile on political websites.
The fact that there has been no spike in violent incidents or in support for same during the 1916 centenary is of course of much less importance than what some people say on the net.