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Pot, meet gold-plated kettle

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Peter Sutherland — former board member of RBS, Goldman Sachs, and BP — calls for more pay cuts on the day that the Dept of Finance shows his 2009 pension from his Attorney General stint at €52,632.32.  It also appears that no former AG did the increasingly common 10 percent pension surrender in 2009.   It’s good to be a lawyer.

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7 Responses to “Pot, meet gold-plated kettle”

  1. # Comment by EddieL Sep 25th, 2010 09:09

    According to Wikipedia Mr Sutherland is a man of many parts, He is or was on the steering committee of the Bilderberg Group, a chairman of the Trilateral Commission and vice chairman of the European Round Table of Industrialists. Unfortunately the trade union movement does not seem to figure in his social ambitions. So we know where he is coming from.
    Now that we are coming up to budget time all the rightwingers are being wheeled out like they were in the campaign to force us to accept the Lisbon Treaty. And no doubt they’ll force us to accept what we all now know is disastrous for the country both people and economy.
    I am even waiting for Enda Kenny and Eamon Gilmore to tell us we have no alternative like they did with the Lisbon Treaty.
    I keep saying that when they got us to accept the “smoking ban” they can get us to do anything they want.

  2. # Comment by EWI Sep 25th, 2010 13:09

    Also, P., he’s commonly referred to as the father of globalisation – so when, for example, people wonder why real jobs are being outsourced to sewatshops in Asia, the culprit is handily available on a regular basis for say RTÉ to maybe ask some questions.

    (Yes, I know that Suds has standard gagging preconditions on media interview topics, but shouldn’t RTÉ at least mention this when giving his views airing on primetime TV?)

  3. # Comment by Veronica Sep 27th, 2010 14:09

    Does anyone in Ireland care what Peter Sutherland thinks? Does anyone under the age of 35 even know who he is? He’s not accountable to any institution of this State or anyone else here, sio far as I know. The opinion of this international boards’ gadfly has about as much value and relevance to the lives of the citizens of this Republic as yet another dog barking in the street.

  4. # Comment by Betty Sep 27th, 2010 14:09

    Does Mr Sutherland have an EU commissioners pension as well as his AG pension—it is remarkable how people with several very generous pensions can tell the rest of us that we need more severe budget cuts.

  5. # Comment by EddieL Sep 28th, 2010 08:09

    I am listening to Eamon Gilmore now on the radio telling us that the interests of the country demands that labour supports the government, (for jobs of course just like the Lisbon Treaty).
    I now believe that in the future the bank bailouts are going to be the least of our problems. The flooded labour market in a race to the bottom is far more serious. Already 50% of workers are not in a position to pay tax. And this figure is going up. So who is going to pay for the apparatus of State like health, education, the gardaí,unemployment assistance etc.

  6. # Comment by CaptainMoonlight Nov 9th, 2010 23:11

    As the hagiographical article on Peter Sutherland in Wikipedia confirms,
    he was, in 2006, appointed as Consultor of the Extraordinary Section of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See. (

    There is no mention of him having resigned this position and I’m sure the Vatican has been in need of financial advice in the last 4 years.

    This other Biography points out many of his other close connections that may influence his agenda.

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