Have just been listening to Stephen Nolan doing what he does best - being outraged. The show this morning featured 2 representatives from the NI Children's Hospice who were on the show to highlight an issue with funding. Namely, they don't have enough. This isn't exactly a shock, I'm not aware of any Hospice director that has ever said they're well funded. What started to really wind me up though was Stephen Nolan himself. He was intent on extracting some juicy sound bites from his guests and clearly approached the show with an agenda to barrack some politicians which he duly did, demanding to know why the money wasn't available.
Bear in mind that any politician who has been on the Nolan show recently and taken a position of trying to prevent the cuts has been attacked by Nolan and told to start living in the real world and that cuts have to happen. Exactly what world does Stephen Nolan live in? What part of the budget for Health does he suggest is transferred to the NICH?
He is a prime example of someone who is happy to stand on the sidelines and shout but in reality has no ideas to present and is not prepared to stand for any position where he could legislate accordingly.