During a discussion on the Cardiff scandal (Today with Pat Kenny; Friday) economist Jim Power made an interesting revelation.
Apparently, about four years ago, Cardiff made a formal complaint to Power’s employer because he felt that the opinions expressed by Power were injurious to the state of the nation.
Power had expressed the opinion that if the Irish didn’t get their finances in order very quickly the country would ultimately default on its dept.
Clearly, Cardiff wanted Power’s employers to shut him up or even sack him.
This kind of sinister attack on freedom of expression is typical of all corrupt states.