Jason OMahony - Irish political blogger, Irish politics, EU politics
 
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CDU or Bust!

Posted by Jason O on Aug 13, 2009 in Not quite serious.

cdu-poster

A poster for a German Christian Democrat candidate. The slogan reads: ” We have more to offer.” Oh blimey.

Tip o’cap to conservativehome.com

 
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Despite their protestations, the arts lobby have their fingers in the greasy till like the rest of us.

Posted by Jason O on Aug 13, 2009 in Irish Politics

A national institution. So is the social welfare budget.

A national institution. So is the social welfare budget.

Colm Toibin has said that An Bord Snip knows “the price of everything and the value of nothing.” I love the way the arts lobby always pretend that other people’s concern about money is slightly vulgar and beneath them and yet fight like rats with PMT in a bag for the same cold hard cash as the rest of us.

The fact is, their snout is in the same national trough as the other 4.2 million of us. They’re as entitled to fight their corner as anyone else, but please, less of the attitude.  We are all taking cuts and we are all hurting, and the arts lobby have to take their fiscal cod liver oil too.    

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