Sunday 25 June 2017

Parties should watch out for an angry Moby Dick and a circling SF

Cartoon by Jim Cogan
Cartoon by Jim Cogan
Eoghan Harris

Eoghan Harris

Some years ago, I sighted an elusive Irish electoral species whom I christened Moby Dick in honour of Herman Melville's whale.

Like Moby Dick, this species lies deep, is hard to harpoon, and sometimes surfaces to kill those who ignore its existence.

Moby Dick should not be confused with its much smaller cousin, Middle Ireland, from whom it differs in many ways.

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