Adams says “Trust is not a pre-condition for making political progress…”


Ernest Hemingway once said that “the best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them”. Trust in business is often indicated by credit or belief. Currencies have no intrinsic value in and of themselves. We invest in them because our empirical experience rewards our belief.

So when Gerry Adams says “trust is not a precondition for making political progress”, what does that mean?

He adds this qualification: “Do you think the politicians in this government trust each other? No. People in business don’t trust each other. People who are married at times do not trust each other”.

Like when Sinn Fein extolled the virtues of Welfare Reform at their Derry Ard Fheis on Sunday and abandoned it on the following Monday?

Join me at 10am this morning when I will be trying to unpick the issue of trust in this and any other cases you might share on Periscope.

UPDATE:  Copy of the SluggerReport here:

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