Consensus and amnesia are no friends of free speech
THE steady revival in the fortunes of Fianna Fail has shocked the political pundits who predicted it would take the party years to recover.
As a result they have collectively reached the consensus that the Irish people suffer from a defective memory. Actually, it's the other way around.
It's the pundits who suffer from defective memory. In the past two days, no fewer than four major columnists have been fulminating about the sins of Fianna Fail. Significantly, not one of them mentioned the Moriarty Tribunal – which leads back by way of Michael Lowry to Fine Gael.