And then I discovered he’s a director of the Irish Central Bank, and thought about it…
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
|JOHN HURLEY, Governor||TONY GRIMES, Director General|
|DAVID BEGG||GERARD DANAHER||DAVID DOYLE|
|JOHN DUNNE||JIM FARRELL||ALAN GRAY|
|DR. BRIAN HILLERY||MARY O’DEA||DEIRDRE PURCELL|
So he’s become a guilty man in my book. [One of my heroes smashed to pieces.]
(1) he knew what was going on and kept quiet, remaining on the Board, taking the money or
(2) he didn’t know what was going on, asleep on the job and disgraced trade unionists.
Suddenly it’s all a lot clearer.
David Begg is vulnerable. The government have him in their pocket. He knows so much, and did so little, the government retain the power to destroy his career. They don’t. He’s much more use to them as a sleeper.
So, when there’s a crisis looming, goverment can rely on their David Begg to be the voice of reason and, hey presto, the strike is off…
Deep thinking eh?