Just before noon today on RTE radio Alan Ruddock of the Sunday Independent expressed his concern at the divisive pitting of public sector workers against their private sector counterparts. So far so good and, given Ruddock's position amongst the Sindo's legion of right-wing opinionists, so surprising. Silly me, deluding myself albeit briefly into thinking that Ruddock was entering thoughtful mode.
He immediately disabused listeners of any notion that he was taking an objective view by stating that the public sector unions are driving this campaign of divisiveness. His 'newspaper', along with all the others owned by unimaginably wealthy private sector billionaires, would appear in Ruddock's view to be entirely innocent of any role in the current frenzied attempts to set private sector workers at the throats of every public sector worker in the state.
Is it a formal requirement of the Sindo that its opinionists, with the exception of Gene Kerrigan, are bare-faced liars and/or utter fools.