Monday 5 December 2016

Tea, sympathy and keeping calm are no good, we need a strong government

Published 25/06/2016 | 02:30

Taoiseach Enda Kenny addresses the media at Leinster House yesterday. Photo: Tom Burke
Taoiseach Enda Kenny addresses the media at Leinster House yesterday. Photo: Tom Burke

The only thing stopping Enda Kenny from physically offering his British counterpart tea and sympathy was the Irish Sea. The Taoiseach was "very sorry" for David Cameron's troubles but wanted the rest of us to remain calm despite the chaos swirling all around.

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The now lame-duck Cameron and the limp Kenny had a "warm" 12-minute telephone conversation, where they discussed the closeness of the vote.

To be fair, very few envisaged this scenario and it appears that even fewer were actually prepared for it in the early hours of yesterday.

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