Saturday 10 December 2016

Brian swerves on collegial chinwag

Published 18/10/2010 | 05:00

THE Taoiseach can protest and deny it until the cows come home, are milked and tucked up snugly in their sheds for the night but his now-fervent embrace of the concept of consensus does feel like, if not a total U-turn, then, at least, an almighty swerve from his usual path of most resistance.

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No longer is the Government telling the opposition parties to sling their hook when they start up their yearly clamour to have a gander at the pre-Budget figures.

Instead Brian Cowen is now running full-pelt with the ball which was first hopped by John Gormley, and has invited Enda Kenny and Eamon Gilmore over to his place for a collegial chinwag on the economic state o'chassis, where the two lads will be shown numbers and given answers to beat the band.

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