Tuesday 17 October 2017

Cowen's patriotic duty is to take FF into opposition

'Taoiseach Brian Cowen is blundering around in the dark...and that is terrifying'
'Taoiseach Brian Cowen is blundering around in the dark...and that is terrifying'
James Downey

James Downey

JOE Duffy held a radio text poll the other day with the object of finding out whether his listeners favoured a national government. The result was spectacular.

The texters were almost unanimously (91pc) in favour. There is no way of knowing what motivated them but I very much doubt that they had studied the question and considered the arguments for and against, to say nothing of the daunting practical objections. I think they voted as they did out of desperation.

And very little that happened this week contributed much to allaying the mood of desperation in our distressful country.

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