Tuesday 17 October 2017

Yes, all politics is local, but we neglect external factors at our peril

David Cameron and Enda Kenny
David Cameron and Enda Kenny
Dan O'Brien

Dan O'Brien

'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.

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