Thursday 19 January 2017

'Revolution' was just a spin cycle

We can all expect more capitulation at home and abroad despite voting for change, writes Jody Corcoran

Published 10/04/2011 | 05:00

THE greatest myth in Irish politics is that there exists a 'sophisticated' electorate. If the electorate is so sophisticated how come it has, for at least four decades, put in place a series of dud governments? Already it looks as if it may have just done so again.

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Fool me once, shame on you, they say; fool me twice, shame on me. But fool me, eh, nine times since 1977 and then, really, the claim that the electorate is sophisticated becomes a bad joke.

The electorate can only vote for the candidates who are put in front of them, of course. So it is not entirely the fault of the people that all too often they have tended to elect fools, liars, knaves and conmen.

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