TTD: Tired of being lied to? Don’t give up

August 7, 2021 0 Comments

Don’t let the “truth” get in the way of an easy story, TTD columnist Matt O’Connor has said.

“If you’re being lied about, you’re going to have to change your position,” Mr O’Connor told RTÉ Radio One’s Sunday Morning program.

He added: “There are people that are being lied by politicians that are going to try and exploit that and exploit the people that have a different view of the truth, and they will try and lie.

It’s a very serious thing to do, and I think the only thing that will be done is that we’re going have to be honest and truthful about what’s going on.”

He also said there was a need for a culture change.

Mr O’Connors interview comes as he is one of a growing number of TTD TDs and Senators to challenge the “lies and the spin” of the Government.

Speaking on RTÉ’s This Week program, he said the Government was “completely corrupt” and he was worried about the direction the country was headed.

“I don’t know what they’re going for, but I know that they don’t want to get in power, I know they don´t want to be in power,” he said.

Mr O´Connor said that while he was an independent TD, he was not a member of the ruling party.

He also criticised the Government for its lack of accountability for its actions in the run-up to the election.

“You’ve got to be able to look at the data, you’ve got the data that the Government is providing, you have to have confidence in that data, and you’ve just got to have a very good political judgment about what you’re doing,” he told RTI Ireland.