- 02 Feb 04
He wrote speeches for Bertie and then criticised him in the press using a pseudonym. He turned down an offer to party with Bono. And Richard Boyd Barrett once nicked one of his crass albums. All this plus the importance of economics, the threat posed by the Bush administration and the truth about power are on the agenda, as Paul Nolan meets David McWilliams.
Whatever else you say about David McWilliams, the man sure does possess a winningly self-deprecatory streak. Posing for photos with HP snapper Liam Sweeney during our recent meeting in the Burlington Hotel, the genial Agenda presenter, Sunday Business Post columnist and all-round purveyor of awesomely erudite economic analysis laughingly frets to your correspondent that he’s “not rock ‘n’ roll enough to be interviewed by hotpress”. During a brief telephone exchange the day after our interview, he expresses the hope that sifting through a tape of “all that bollocks” wasn’t too harrowing an experience.