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Gene Kerrigan: It's always silly season for our leaders

Our economy is dying but politicians have much more important things to worry about, writes Gene Kerrigan

Published 23/09/2012 | 05:00

OH joy -- the politicians are back from their summer break. After working for 79 days over a period of seven months (averaging 11 days a month), they needed an eight-week break, God love them.

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Traditionally, the 'silly season' is that period which begins when the politicians go on holiday and we in the media are so short of material that we have to invent silly stories.

You know the kind of thing -- like the stories we made up this summer. About the economy tanking -- as the Government's austerity policies continued to drive down domestic demand.

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