Tuesday 28 February 2017

David Begg may be the best person for the position, but way he was appointed is unacceptable

John Downing

John Downing

David Begg. Photo: Damien Eagers
David Begg. Photo: Damien Eagers

Joan Burton has shown herself to be a 'do-as-I-say-woman' over David Begg's appointment as chairman of the Pensions Authority. It would appear transparency in public appointments are for other parties, not Labour.

As long as you appoint the right person, you can use the exclusion clause to set aside procedures, put in after considerable controversy, and appoint the person you want.

At best, it smacks of woolly thinking - at worst it seems like sheer arrogance.

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