Eoghan Harris: 'The Kenny Speech' wins Moby Dick award
Published 20/02/2011 | 05:00
Last Sunday, Sean O'Rourke on The Week in Politics, reacting to Labour's slide in the polls, asked rhetorically: "Where did it all go wrong?" As I was not on his show -- never have been -- his question went without adequate answer.
Read the reasons here, before you hear them recycled. The rise of Fine Gael and the retreat of Labour is as reciprocal as a see-saw. If one goes up, the other must go down.
That's because both parties, particularly in Dublin, share some of the same middle-class base. But in the past two weeks, the coping classes, which I call Moby Dick, have moved firmly away from Labour and towards Fine Gael. Why?