Tonight is night number two for Sam sitting in for Vincent [or standing in as he says himself]. After all the technical problems with upc and last night’s show here’s hoping tonight gets through the airwaves OK. And thanks again to Mr Bumble for stepping in last night with no notice at all to get the thread going ….
A good panel for tonight’s show and all good speakers - whether you want to listen to them is another question - so it should be an interesting ‘chat‘. How will Clare Daly cope with the spotlight being turned on her tonight? And is Mammy O’Rourke just eyeing up Sam’s seat to get her stint in as one of the guest #vinb presenters in the next couple of months? Should be worth dropping in to see how the show is going …
That's a relief Norman. We don't want a repeat of last nights drama!
Seems to be a feast or a famine with tv3. They either give you the info early, or so late you're left running around chasing them to get any details at all ... and if there's a technical hitch at all. Problem with getting info so early, they can change their mind.
Still with all the problems last night, it ended up well. Think behind it all posters enjoyed the excitement and it was a fun thread ..
I hope Sam knows that Pat Rabbitte was one of the architects of the current TD expenses regime.
Would be great to hear him explain why they went with this system and not something more straightforward and transparent .
Let's see what he has to say, but sometimes you never know with him. If I remember correctly, on a recent #vinb he got a bit snotty with Vinny saying he was invited to speak about X, and there Vinny was asking him about Y. If he appepted the show's invtation to speak about the Labour Party's history, he might be a bit reluctant to answer questions about TDs expenses.
However, his constituency office was the subject of the campaign, so he may be delighted to have his say:
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