A Ship of Fools: The Renewable Heat Incentive fiasco

raetsel

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I should add that the DUP's failings in the RHI scheme go beyond mere incompetence, and reflect upon the stupidity, downright laziness and barefaced dishonesty of a group of people who weren't even concerned about the overspend until they (the DUP minister and Spads directly involved) discovered that the tab was not going to be picked up by Westminster.
This was the DUP's doing, and no one else.
 


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and the entire responsibility for the RHI mess lies with the DUP ..... to suggest otherwise is ludicrous and dishonest
I asked why the minister for agriculture wasn't brought in as a witness
 

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I asked why the minister for agriculture wasn't brought in as a witness, shes a politician, the face and responsibile person of the department not a manager, we're talking politicis not business
Has the penny not dropped yet?
She had no responsibility for the creation of or termination of the scheme. Her department had no responsibility for ensuring that it was properly set up or administered. Nor had it any responsibility for managing the scheme's budget. Her department's only responsibility was promotional, i.e. to make farmers aware that there were grants available in respect of it, as they would with any other governmental or EU incentive. Her department had less accountability for the management of RHI than it would have had for administering EU grants, because in fact it had none at all. Therefore she would not have been able to explain how or why the scheme became so flawed.
Even if you are not capable of understanding that explanation surely it must be perfectly obvious to you that if she had anything of relevance to contribute that the Inquiry chair would have called her to give evidence? Are you seriously suggesting that you know what his job entailed better than he did?
 

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I asked why the minister for agriculture wasn't brought in as a witness
Why would she be, herself and the dept if agri had “nothing” to do with the development and management of the scheme .....

Are you suggesting Patrick Colgan is overseeing a cover up to protect the shinners ?
 

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I asked why the minister for agriculture wasn't brought in as a witness
A witness to what ? That her department rolled out a scheme devised, costed and signed off by another government Minister, namely Arlene Foster ?
 

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With right to reply letters going out to those criticised in Colgan’s report, it seems we’re reaching the end of the RHI debacle.

The question for nationalists is, what to do if an arrogant and unapologetic Fermanagh lady refuses to accept the report’s findings ?

Could SF really go back in with Mrs ‘accountable but not responsible’ if she continues to accept no blame for RHI ?
 

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With right to reply letters going out to those criticised in Colgan’s report, it seems we’re reaching the end of the RHI debacle.

The question for nationalists is, what to do if an arrogant and unapologetic Fermanagh lady refuses to accept the report’s findings ?

Could SF really go back in with Mrs ‘accountable but not responsible’ if she continues to accept no blame for RHI ?
Another good question regarding the DUP corruption in the RHI scandal.

 

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On the basis of that article, if I were Andrew Crawford, I might be rather worried. Those SPADs were an arrogant bunch.
 

james toney

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With right to reply letters going out to those criticised in Colgan’s report, it seems we’re reaching the end of the RHI debacle.

The question for nationalists is, what to do if an arrogant and unapologetic Fermanagh lady refuses to accept the report’s findings ?

Could SF really go back in with Mrs ‘accountable but not responsible’ if she continues to accept no blame for RHI ?
Has she found a way to blame the Irish government?
 

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Has she found a way to blame the Irish government?

Reminds me,
Whatever became of the whistleblower in all of this, remember the guy who got drunk on 5th Avenue and entertained the late night revellers to his version of "Breakfast at Tiffany's" :D

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Arlene Foster and a senior DUP colleague received Large and extra large turkeys from the poultry giant that benefitted from the "cash for ash" scandal.
They UVF are fuming...and Jim Allister has burst another blood vessel due to jealousy.
 

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Has the penny not dropped yet?
She had no responsibility for the creation of or termination of the scheme. Her department had no responsibility for ensuring that it was properly set up or administered. Nor had it any responsibility for managing the scheme's budget. Her department's only responsibility was promotional, i.e. to make farmers aware that there were grants available in respect of it, as they would with any other governmental or EU incentive. Her department had less accountability for the management of RHI than it would have had for administering EU grants, because in fact it had none at all. Therefore she would not have been able to explain how or why the scheme became so flawed.
Even if you are not capable of understanding that explanation surely it must be perfectly obvious to you that if she had anything of relevance to contribute that the Inquiry chair would have called her to give evidence? Are you seriously suggesting that you know what his job entailed better than he did?
He has certainly implied that sir.
 


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