He was on Late Debate seemingly reading, in to my, perhaps untutored ear, in a stilted manner, alternatively between Labour Party press releases and a thesaurus.
To me, he sounded like he had nearly as much of a credibility by pass as Enda Kenny. He can read words but are they coming from his informed intellect, or what he is told? Does he understand economics?
My main takeaway from this young fella's performance was that in true Stalinist / Stickie style that the Labour party seemingly cares about published numbers / optics. not about economic reality. Maybe he should watch Man of Marble or Man of Steel?
Is Former Comrade Gilmore of the Galway Republican Clubs (or whatever, I'm sure entirely legitimate, organisation he told Finucane he joined) happily telling us about potential investments from selling the family silver for what in reality amount to what appears to some of us the poor relation toJack's bag of magic beans.
So is the game Baldy Noonan and Young Vlad get excited about privatisation, That former Comrade Gilmore (to the Sound of: the North Korean People's chorus / the T34 waltz / the song of the heroic lettuce canner / the Special Branch bugging UCG), tries to reinvest certain procceeds (over an extended time period) but in reality the cash proceeds are used, smoke & mirror like, to deflate our credit metrics?
I.e. We sell important assets cheap and plant the proceeds with the über talented Richie Boucher and chums?
Meanwhile some young fellas in blue shirts try to provide oxygen to Enda Kenny's brain.