Saturday 3 December 2016

The butter knives are out for Alan at Labour's tea party

Published 22/05/2016 | 02:30

New leader: Brendan Howlin Photo: Frank Mc Grath
New leader: Brendan Howlin Photo: Frank Mc Grath

No country for old men? Hardly. We can't get rid of them. How many times has Enda Kenny been down and out by now? And still people don't believe him when he issues a decree that he will be staying on for the time being. He's just saying that, they say. He has to say that. He will go sooner. These are the same people who predicted his demise before, during and after the election. The ones in the know.

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Those of us more ignorant of these matters would look at Enda and surmise that the man has no intention of going anywhere.

He has discovered that wanting to hang on is seemingly enough to make it so - a Nietzschean will to power, literally. And the young men will be kept busy at the coalface of housing, water, health and social welfare, while the older man reigns supreme, busy only at keeping power.

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