Brian Lenihan post-budget interview with Pat Kenny: 08/12/2010

bprob

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just started now
will he recover from primetime appearance?

and will michael noonan's "90 million" continue to gather speed as the individualisation of the 2010 budget?
 


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talking about the lowering of stamp duty..... which is being used to free up the market and get proper valuations for them to implement a property tax on those valuations.

Now he's feeling sorry for the bond holders and their losses.
 

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its very bland
kenny hasn't learnt anything from mondays frontline
just lettin lenihan get away with it
 

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"a small country like ireland cannot engage in a default" he says

why was a small country like ireland engaging in a blanket guarantee? it doesn't make sense to give a guarantee when the world of bondholders and their mothers knew we didn't have the means to back it up
 

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its very bland
kenny hasn't learnt anything from mondays frontline
just lettin lenihan get away with it
hopefully will liven up once the public get going
 

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Judas Priest are on RTE Radio 1?
 

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Lenihan lacks his auld fella's faux empathy. He sounds like he is all at sea when dealing with real people with real daily problems
 

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Is it just me or does Lenihan sound like a man who is ill. You would imagine he would up his game.
 

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Loved the way he said Anglo became too big. How? What were Ernst and young and the Financial Regulator paid for? Fancy meals in St Stephens Green?
 

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Lenihan keeps hammering away on the mantra that the cost of living is gone back to 2007 levels but things like food and energy that comprise a disproportionate share of low incomes haven't and have even risen. It's just plain dishonesty to spurious claims of fairness on that basis.
 

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lenihan's answer to everything so far is that the cost of living has reduced.
even if it is true, (and that is debatable, depending on what you are buying and it certainly applies less to the lower paid and benefits-users), it is really galling for listeners and does nothing to win them over. if anything it infuriates them further
 

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just rang my 2 FF TDs to complain about carers allow

there is nothing quite like a FF Humiliating Backdown
 

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Blabbering away about the reduction in Cowen's salary..........can we expect PK to point out that it is still more than Cameron's?
 

bprob

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this guy about the minister's pay was really clever.
i suspect he half knew that the minister would reel off all the cuts the cabinet had taken, but knew that in reality, those cuts have had no effect on the basic needs and comforts of their day to day lives
 

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"you made a very long speech there now"!!!!!!!!!
did he really just say that?
WTF?
and then pat goes to a break! no chance for the caller to respond
 

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Switched it off. Bore leading a bigger bore.
 


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