Tuesday 24 January 2017

Fine Gael's Reverse Judas Kiss on Lowry's cheek is an affront to probity in politics

Published 28/01/2016 | 02:30

'The Reverse Kiss of Judas placed on Independent TD Michael Lowry’s cheek by Jobs Minister Richard Bruton during an excruciating interview conducted by Gavin Jennings on RTÉ’s ‘Morning Ireland’, tells you all you need to know about Fine Gael’s
views on probity in politics.' Photo: Gerry Mooney
'The Reverse Kiss of Judas placed on Independent TD Michael Lowry’s cheek by Jobs Minister Richard Bruton during an excruciating interview conducted by Gavin Jennings on RTÉ’s ‘Morning Ireland’, tells you all you need to know about Fine Gael’s views on probity in politics.' Photo: Gerry Mooney

The Reverse Kiss of Judas placed on Independent TD Michael Lowry's cheek by Jobs Minister Richard Bruton during an excruciating interview conducted by Gavin Jennings on RTÉ's 'Morning Ireland', tells you all you need to know about Fine Gael's views on probity in politics.

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According to the Gospels, Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane by kissing him, prompting Jesus's arrest by the Roman soldiers who crucified him.

Yesterday morning, Minister Bruton, flailing wildly under Jennings' calm and tenacious line of questioning, went into Reverse Judas Kiss mode.

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