From the Sunday Business Post – Sutherland’s ‘Bertie speak’
In your supplement (6/3/11), Peter Sutherland states that the ‘‘Irish economy is suffering from excessive negativity in business and society,” and that this is ‘‘interfering with the positivity needed to get this country moving again’’.
Sutherland’s words may remind some readers of ‘Bertie speak’: lots of waffle but very little of substance.
He did not mention that those espousing the EU/IMF deal ‘‘betray a deeply-rooted ignorance of simple principles of finance’’ (economist Constantin Gurdgiev).
So he does not suggest renegotiating Fianna Fáil’s giveaway deal whereby ‘‘the exchequer will gain very little from Ireland’s huge petroleum resources’’ (Colm Rapple).
Jonathan O’Brien TD, Sinn Féin, Cork City