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    Good article by Sarah Carey today and the mess that consensus has left us. Of course Bertie was the master of consensus but somehow he doesn't get a mention!

    Consensus is last thing we need - it created the mess - The Irish Times - Thu, Oct 21, 2010

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    Yes great article.

    Where she wrote, 'get on board, get on the board' - I would have added 'get those lovely board fees' - because all these people who did not ask questions were getting very well paid for attending a few meetings and in some cases - like the Anglo Board - the fees were enough for a comfortable lifestyle without DOING ANY OTHER WORK.

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    Yes those who got us into the mess now want to get well paid to advise us how to get out of it funny

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    Good point.
    Consensus is an excuse for lack of leadership - hence Bertie and Cowan employed lots of it. Consensus is typified by the Social Partnership agreements -which to a very large extent are responsible for the economic mess we are in.

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    Sarah for president

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunlin3 View Post
    Good article by Sarah Carey today and the mess that consensus has left us. Of course Bertie was the master of consensus but somehow he doesn't get a mention!

    Consensus is last thing we need - it created the mess - The Irish Times - Thu, Oct 21, 2010
    I am getting to like Sarah Carey a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunlin3 View Post
    Good article by Sarah Carey today and the mess that consensus has left us. Of course Bertie was the master of consensus but somehow he doesn't get a mention!

    Consensus is last thing we need - it created the mess - The Irish Times - Thu, Oct 21, 2010
    Why is this woman so hated by posters on this site? She's on the money, only stating the obvious but on the money nonetheless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deiseguy View Post
    Why is this woman so hated by posters on this site? She's on the money, only stating the obvious but on the money nonetheless.
    Beacuse there's pleny on this site who loved the cosy consensus of the last ten years or so and benefitted greatly from it.

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    Excellent article alright and not necessarily obvious to all, a squabbling open discussion seems less sure of its conclusions than a closed tyranny does. However as she points out, for democracy to function there has to be debate.
    So many lamp posts, so little rope.

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    Sarah of course gets it right. Her comments about McErlean and Morgan Kelly are very appropriate. As another poster said, the Bertie consensus is only thing missing.
    You'd think Kenny committed Treason and brought in IMF. Cowen had all in stitches in Galway at 3.30a.m.but he was "not impaired" -DD Power. FF=Publican páirtí an IMF.

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