You can put lipstick on a PIG: Mary Coughlan on BBC Hardtalk

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To carry on the PIGS theme did Mary Coughlan tell porky pies about what the report on Higher Remumerationhad to say about the pay of higher public servants? My understanding of the report was that the Review Body recommended that they take the full cut and they said this in the knowledge that the 10% bonus was already done away with.

PS Thanks to the OP on the Pin who posted it up.
 


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Because the BBC is a proper news organisation and RTÉ, well isn't, would seem the best answer to that question....
But I mean what has it to do with the BBC?

Can you imagine RTÉ giving one of the UK Cabinet ministers a hard interview?
 

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But I mean what has it to do with the BBC?

Can you imagine RTÉ giving one of the UK Cabinet ministers a hard interview?
I have seen an RTÉ correspondent giving the President of America a hard interview.

You should listen to the World Tonight (every weekday evening at 22:00 on Radio 4) and you will hear BBC correspondents asking tricky questions to politicians from all over the world every second day. The same, to a lesser extent, goes for BBC World Service. The BBC provides a critical, global, news service - they're one of the biggest in the world. RTÉ don't even provide a local one.
 
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The_Big_Fellow

What a disgusting thread title that seeks to abuse a politician before even getting to any substance.
No one is implying that Mary is ugly, rather that she makes Donie Cassidy look intelligent. Your riddled through and through FF, but can you not even see that she is a out of her depth.
 
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There's no shortage in substance - it's important to say! A soft interview badly handled by Coughlan.
Then let the interview speak for itself rather than allowing moronic tabloid titles to prejudice the listener even before they have heard it.
 
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The_Big_Fellow

You really are a fool.
Way to debate, but what can you expect from a person that defends a man who mocks a charity for sick children as the Jekyll and Hide foundation.

All that aside, so you honestly believe that she is a capable representative of this state. Do you believe that young people are leaving Ireland, because its a fun thing to do. Are you that out of touch with reality.
 

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Young people are leaving the country to SNOWBOARD. Surely they should wait for the Smart Economy. It must be happening fairly soon. Someone might tell FAS as they predict 87,000 job losses minimum in 2010 and 11,000 in 2011.
 

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What a disgusting thread title that seeks to abuse a politician before even getting to any substance.
I thought it was quite clever as it makes links between Coughlan and another hopelessly-out-of-her-depth prominent female politician (Sarah Palin), and to FF's role in wrecking the economy so badly that Ireland is now firmly in the "sick man" PIIGS group in Europe.
 
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Way to debate, but what can you expect from a person that defends a man who mocks a charity for sick children as the Jekyll and Hide foundation.

All that aside, so you honestly believe that she is a capable representative of this state. Do you believe that young people are leaving Ireland, because its a fun thing to do. Are you that out of touch with reality.
Wow are you another one who gets a hard on when Donie is mentioned.

As for young people leaving Ireland well people do it for a variety of reasons, jobs, to travel round the world, stay with friends or family in another country or just because they see the idiot viewpoints are expressed by people like you and decide life is better anywhere else.

Emigration didn't cease 1997-2007, lots of young people left then and were happy to do so.
 
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I thought it was quite clever as it makes links between Coughlan and another hopelessly-out-of-her-depth prominent female politician (Sarah Palin), and to FF's role in wrecking the economy so badly that Ireland is now firmly in the "sick man" PIIGS group in Europe.
Really

Funny that for being out of her depth her experience was greater than Obama's hopey changey thing.
 
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