Thursday 8 December 2016

We all have to settle for less than ideal solutions

The Irish Left has a vested interest in keeping Erica Fleming homeless, says Eilis O'Hanlon

Eilis O'Hanlon

Published 28/08/2016 | 02:30

HOUSING ISSUE: It’s better for the Left if Erica Fleming remains homeless. Photo: Mark Condren
HOUSING ISSUE: It’s better for the Left if Erica Fleming remains homeless. Photo: Mark Condren

According to one Irish charity, Dublin may soon become the homeless capital of Europe.

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If it does, there will be one group quietly celebrating and it won't be landlords or the Government, however much campaigners appear to believe that both secretly relish not finding people places to live.

It will be the Left, who have decided that homelessness is this year's water charges - the single issue that will cause maximum discontent and bring down the ruling class, boo hiss, at the earliest opportunity. Apparently, the 1916 centenary commemorations didn't work out quite as well as they hoped. We were all supposed to be rioting in the streets by now, demanding the immediate implementation of the Proclamation. Instead, the 100th anniversary came and went and the Irish still stubbornly refused to be stirred into revolutionary socialism.

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