Sunday 11 December 2016

Strikes, strife and endless stop-start government - it's the '70s all over again

Published 20/04/2016 | 02:30

Enda Kenny back in 1977 – there is now more than a touch of déjà vu regarding the way we were and the way we are politically
Enda Kenny back in 1977 – there is now more than a touch of déjà vu regarding the way we were and the way we are politically
'FF and Independents will pull the plug when it suits them and, given the primacy of party politics over national interest on display the past few weeks, the strategy of the opposition has to be to make things as unpleasant as possible for the new government'

Enda Kenny would cut a dash in a pair of bottle-green, high-waist parallels and a snugly fitted Bay City Rollers bomber jacket. Or maybe a Robin Gibb, Bee Gees one-piece with the bell-bottom flares, up which you could hide a six-pack?

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He should turn up to the Dáil next week in full 1970s regalia to a backing track of Slade or, for the funkier among you, why not a camp, be-feathered entrance to a blaring disco, 12-inch version of Sister Sledge's 'He's the Greatest Dancer'?

Make no mistake about it: we are back in the 1970s. Whether your weakness is glam rock, outré disco, prog rock or Leo Sayer, the soundtrack matches side-burns, microphone Afros, catsuits and Babycham.

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