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Sam Smyth: Young blood have nothing to lose by taking on FF elders

Sam Smyth

Published 07/01/2011 | 05:00

THAT old Queen hit 'Another One Bites The Dust' has gone to No 1 in the political hit parade as yet another denizen of Leinster House announces their retirement.

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The attrition rate among Fianna Fail TDs and ministers has quickened as the prospect of a general election looms and older politicians weigh up their options before bowing to the inevitable.

It is civic Darwinism where the survival of the fittest and the elimination of the weakest are a seamless part of the circle of life.

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