Today at Farmleigh the successful Irish came back to tell us how to get out of the mess this government have got us in. Did the politicians listen? Will they remember what is said? Now I’m looking at the Late Late show at David Mc Williams and Gerry Robinson a guy who sorted out a hospital in the UK, Alan Joyce the CEO of Qantas from Tallaght. All day I have been hearing education being lauded by these returnees and politicians including Brian Cowan talking up technology and Research as the way forward (Yeah right, politicians are ignorant and so full of it and it shows around the midriff, especially the older Fianna Fail fat cats). Politicians are too far removed from reality and are too incompetent in their portfolios to allow anything useful to be done. They make bad decisions for the wrong and usually selfish reasons, rather than fro the greater good. When was the last time an Irish Politician resigned on a matter of Principle or even as a result of a scandal. This together with poor appointments to key positions in State run institutions, FAS, HSE, etc, corruption, back handers, excessive expenses by key members, the list goes on. So lets hear it for education. But lets support it eh? Stop cutting funding to research that would have an impact and help drag this country out of the toilet. Stop hassling educators and trying to fix something that is not broken, stop cutting jobs in the education front line and increasing the stress on those who are trying to make a difference by turning out quality graduates from the third level sector to support recovery. Those who teach teach and those who can’t become politicians!If your going to cut, cut from the top they are the people we can do without. Stop crippling farming, fishing and giving our natural resources away for free. Revive farming and protect and nurture fishing (we are an Island for Christ’s sake!). There is a shortage of food in the world this is set to get worse in the future. Anyway the plan according to David Mac is to put forward 5 business plans and in 5-7 weeks roll them out and the government will support these business plans, but God don’t let them be involved. No free lunch from business though, they’ll make out of it and that’s fair enough. We wait and see.