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Sam Smyth: Not a deficit denier, more of a financial dunderhead

Sam Smyth

Published 26/01/2011 | 05:00

What is it about the €18bn deficit that Gerry Adams doesn't understand? The answer was blindingly obvious and deeply shaming for him: everything.

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Experts might declare him to be a "deficit denier" but that description would suggest that his strong views are based on some experience or knowledge of the subject.

He sounded like an economic dunce speaking on LMFM radio in Louth and as the interview progressed listeners could add financial dunderhead to his shortcomings.

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