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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Blogger Interviews Irish Minister for European Affairs

This is a follow-up to an earlier post:
http://citizen-europe.blogspot.com/2009/05/european-democracy-politicians-are.html

Frank Schnittger, a blogger over at TH!NK ABOUT IT managed to
interview Dick Roche, Ireland's Minister for European Affairs. Watch
his interview here:
http://www.thinkaboutit.eu/2009/05/roche-lambasts-krugman-klaus-and-ganley/

He asked a good mix of questions, focusing on both domestic Irish
issues and on broader European issues as well. Dick seemed happier
talking about the broader European picture, but Frank did ask some
difficult questions and tried to pin the Minister down on specifics.

It's great that someone at the level of a Minister has granted a 50
minute interview to a blogger, so (no matter what you think of his
politics) Dick Roche should be congratulated for that.

The audio quality on the recording is not amazing, and Frank
unfortunately managed to lose part two of the video (leaving only
parts one and three). He says this was a technical fault, but I'm
wondering if it wasn't because Dick Roche let slip about the EU plans
for world-domination, and "they" confiscated the video. Probably
not...

Anyway - Well done to Frank for scoring this interview!