Ruth Dudley Edwards: My alternative Christmas list
I aspire annually to cleanse our little island of its most annoying inhabitants but am sadly handicapped in writing about those I would like to cite because of our restrictive libel and privacy laws.
Which is why I'd like to banish all those politicians who have dragged their feet over libel reform and all lawyers who gleefully take advantage of them to stop honest hacks telling truths.
The Oireachtas will be pretty empty, since I'm also expelling all politicians who are gazing in the other direction as impoverished citizens beg them to show some shame and cut their pay, pensions and perks. Free iPads indeed!