Thursday 23 February 2017

Rise of 'New Politics' totters on the brink of something terrible

David Quinn

David Quinn

Cartoonist: Ken Lee
Cartoonist: Ken Lee

Enda Kenny has been snubbed by two women in the last few days; first by Northern Ireland's First Minister, Arlene Foster, and then on Tuesday by the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel.

Enda's proposal for an all-Ireland forum to discuss Brexit was shot down by Foster and his wish that Ireland be given a special place in Brexit negotiations between the EU and the UK was then shot down by Merkel.

This has the unfortunate effect of diminishing the claim by Kenny's supporters that even if he has lost authority at home, he still carries weight overseas.

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