Saturday 10 December 2016

Minister, watch out, it's that smell again

We all know someone has committed a serious crime, but will anyone do anything? asks Gene Kerrigan

Published 16/08/2015 | 02:30

How this was sexed-up into
How this was sexed-up into "false imprisonment" will no doubt be explored by the court

It's like someone farted in a lift. Everyone knows it happened, but they're pretending otherwise. They hold their breath and look at the floor, the walls, the ceiling.

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The important thing is to avoid meeting anyone else's glance. So, everyone intently studies the sign that tells them how many people the lift can carry before it plunges towards a screaming fatal crash into the basement.

That's what we're doing now. Avoiding the obvious. Not out of embarrassment, but because what happened last week is very serious. And no one wants to confront the reality of it.

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