Yes, all politics is local, but we neglect external factors at our peril
Published 19/11/2015 | 02:30
'All politics is local."
This quote, attributed to many different people, is used a lot in Ireland. Expect to hear it trotted out frequently in the months ahead as the General Election approaches.
At best, it is only partly correct; at worst, it panders to parochialism and breeds complacency.