Tuesday 17 October 2017

A beautiful terribleness has been born

Enda is fixated by a second term; FF is set on returning to its old dominance, writes Gene Kerrigan

Cartoonist: Tom Halliday
Cartoonist: Tom Halliday
Gene Kerrigan

Gene Kerrigan

So, how's it going, then - the 'New Politics'? Politicians have listened to what the people have said and they've resolved to "do politics differently". None of the old self-serving manoeuvres, none of the old party-first cynicism.

Non-stop since 2011, they have told us: "We Have Listened To The People."

And all has changed, changed utterly, a beautiful terribleness has been born (as W B Yeats wrote, before Georgie looked over his shoulder and said: "Do you mind if I make a suggestion?").

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