Sunday 26 February 2017

Brian Brennan: When will we achieve a true democracy in which politicians are not afraid to say what they think?

Brian Brennan

'When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in a rather scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean-- neither more nor less."

There has been a great deal of Humpty-speak by government politicians since Brian Cowen's close ties with Sean FitzPatrick and his dalliances with other senior bank figures came to light.

Successive days of rumour, Chinese whispers and stretched loyalties have sorely tested the gymnastic linguistic powers of ministers in particular.

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