The Minister is paid for his time and mileage and so forth; if he uses
his time to do this, we're paying for it.
On 13 September 2010 23:10, Cian Brennan <cian.brennan at redbrick.dcu.ie> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 11:06:56PM +0100, Mark Dennehy wrote:
>> On 13 September 2010 22:49, Frank Murphy <frankly3d at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> > Would that not be the logical next step, if tax money is being used also to
>> > pulish it or indeed any other book someone may disagree with?
>>>> Tax money is not being used to publish it. It's self-published.
>> Tax money is being used to promote it. And there's no rational way you
>> can say that not promoting a book by having a Minister attend the book
>> launch is a form of censorship.
>>> I'm not sure the minister turning up is quite the same as spending tax money on
> the book launch. Unless the Minister is also bringing the canpaes, it's not
> really spending the state's money on it (not that I agree with it mind).
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