Wednesday 19 September 2018

Doherty's ambiguity is about as clear as mud

Regina Doherty TD Photo: Gerry Mooney
Regina Doherty TD Photo: Gerry Mooney
Editorial

Editorial

When a Government minister begins a sentence with the words "Let's be very clear …" - prepare to be confused.

Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty gave us a classic example of such linguistic fog yesterday when she tried to use verbal acrobatics to vault her way out of trouble over the fact that a 70-year-old was deprived of her pension because she did not have a public service card.

"Let's be very clear. Nobody is required by law to have a card. So therefore it isn't compulsory," she said.

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