Why was Bruton excluded from Finance briefing?

Baron von Biffo

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Watching RTE news this evening it was interesting to note the make up of the the FG team going into the Dept. of Finance briefings. Obviously Noonan had to be there but with him was Brian Hayes who isn't even on the front bench and two others I can't put names on. The absence of Richard Bruton, who is their spokesman on Economic Planning, was striking. One would have imagined that it was very relevant to his job. He would surely have had a better grasp of the matters than the other 3 nonentities so why was he excluded?

Is Kenny still mowing the long grass?
 


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Still b*llh*tting as usual.

Hayes is deputy Finance spokesman, you idiot. The others were the Finance team.

Those at the meeting from the parties were the Finance spokespersons and their team. Bruton is not on the Finance team.

Even you should know the difference. Enterprise spokespeople weren't at the meeting, just Finance spokespersons.
 

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Still b*llh*tting as usual.

Hayes is deputy Finance spokesman, you idiot. The others were the Finance team.

Those at the meeting from the parties were the Finance spokespersons and their team. Bruton is not on the Finance team.

Even you should know the difference. Enterprise spokespeople weren't at the meeting, just Finance spokespersons.
With respect, that was not the point that the OP made. The point was, why f*ck around pretending that Bruton is no longer competent on finance matters just because he doesn't like De Boss?
 

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Watching RTE news this evening it was interesting to note the make up of the the FG team going into the Dept. of Finance briefings. Obviously Noonan had to be there but with him was Brian Hayes who isn't even on the front bench and two others I can't put names on. The absence of Richard Bruton, who is their spokesman on Economic Planning, was striking. One would have imagined that it was very relevant to his job. He would surely have had a better grasp of the matters than the other 3 nonentities so why was he excluded?

Is Kenny still mowing the long grass?
Funny, you could ask the same question about Ruairi Quinn's exclusion who we are constantly told was our greatest ever Finance minister:lol::lol:
 

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Still b*llh*tting as usual.

Hayes is deputy Finance spokesman, you idiot. The others were the Finance team.

Those at the meeting from the parties were the Finance spokespersons and their team. Bruton is not on the Finance team.

Even you should know the difference. Enterprise spokespeople weren't at the meeting, just Finance spokespersons.
Kenny is showing Bruton that he is boss.
 

Baron von Biffo

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Funny, you could ask the same question about Ruairi Quinn's exclusion who we are constantly told was our greatest ever Finance minister:lol::lol:
I watched the news in someone else's house and her comment on it when she saw both Burton and the FG team was - 'Isn't that typical, it takes 4 men to do the job of one woman?' :)
 

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because he is not "one of us" now


So we'll have 3 school teachers deciding our finance policy and our highly educated economist on the sidelines - ya couldn't make it up if you tried.


Fine Gael - Liyalty to the leader above all else!

Jeez - and they wonder why we're sinking like a stone in the polls.
 

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I watched the news in someone else's house and her comment on it when she saw both Burton and the FG team was - 'Isn't that typical, it takes 4 men to do the job of one woman?' :)
If you knew how to count or had even the slightest ability at observance you would have noticed that Burton had a group of advisers with her, including the party's chief economic adviser who was walking on her left.

But then why let facts get in the way of your ignorance? :rolleyes:
 

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So we'll have 3 school teachers deciding our finance policy and our highly educated economist on the sidelines - ya couldn't make it up if you tried.
You're too pessimistic, they'll need him to explain the hard sums;)
 

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With respect, that was not the point that the OP made. The point was, why f*ck around pretending that Bruton is no longer competent on finance matters just because he doesn't like De Boss?

Bruton himself said it the other night that he was very busy in the job he is now. Its not hard to understand, you do the job the boss gives you,
 

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I watched the news in someone else's house and her comment on it when she saw both Burton and the FG team was - 'Isn't that typical, it takes 4 men to do the job of one woman?' :)
Do you ever drop the anti FG rant. Almost every post of yours is a slap at FG.
Amazingly you have no comment about the horrific mess created by Fianna Failure. The economy was NOT wrecked by FG.
 

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Even you should know the difference. Enterprise spokespeople weren't at the meeting, just Finance spokespersons.
Really? Here's a snippet from Bruton's own website.

http://richardbruton.ie/about/
"I am passionate about the need for reform- to renew politics, to reinvent the economy, to transform the public services, to create a new social contract"


How's he going to reinvent the economy from the sidelines?
 

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You're too pessimistic, they'll need him to explain the hard sums;)
Indeed - in fairness to Noonan - he showed himself to be pretty handy at the sums game and getting the best deal last June ;)
 

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With respect, that was not the point that the OP made. The point was, why f*ck around pretending that Bruton is no longer competent on finance matters just because he doesn't like De Boss?
How can I make it any clearer?

The Government invited the Finance teams of the parties. Finance. Not Enterprise. Finance. Bruton is the Enterprise spokesperson. Not Finance. Enterprise.

Ruairi Quinn was an exceptional Finance minister. But he wasn't invited either by the Government as he is not his party's Finance spokesperson.

Get it yet?
 

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because he is not "one of us" now


So we'll have 3 school teachers deciding our finance policy and our highly educated economist on the sidelines - ya couldn't make it up if you tried.


Fine Gael - Liyalty to the leader above all else!

Jeez - and they wonder why we're sinking like a stone in the polls.
Get it into your thick skull your party FF has wrecked the economy. Do a little bit of canvassing and just watch the reaction at the doors.
Cowen and Lenihan (Ministers for Finance) represent the legal profession. Now look at the economic wasteland. So forget the nonsense about teachers.
 


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