It's curtains, the folk have seen enough of the PAC
The public have seen too much, and the Responsible People aren't at all happy, writes Declan Lynch
'Terminate with extreme prejudice' – it is a military line that many of us associate with the film Apocalypse Now. It is the order given in relation to Colonel Kurtz played by Marlon Brando, who is "out there operating without any decent restraint, totally beyond the Pale of any acceptable human conduct".
The Public Accounts Committee, and in particular Shane Ross, has been terminated with extreme prejudice. The Responsible People have had enough of this madness.
In their eyes Ross and his wild-eyed disciples had strayed too far upriver, where they were engaging in strange heathen practices such as... eh... such as asking questions of important people and trying to find out things and so forth.