Saturday 21 January 2017

James Downey: Never waste a good crisis -- the people have responded

Published 19/02/2011 | 05:00

WHAT began as a dull election campaign turned, mid-way, into an intriguing event full of incident and full of possibilities.

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Next Saturday we will spend hour upon hour watching the counts unravel on television. A far cry from 2007, when the tallymen were able to tell us the result before a single vote was counted.

The central and most positive feature of the campaign has been the level of public engagement. The people have responded to the maxim "never waste a good crisis" better than the politicians.

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