Wednesday 18 October 2017

Politics? We really don't know the half of it

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'Today, as before, politically connected lawyers get an upgrade to the top of the class-ridden queue. To pretend otherwise is foolish. It's the political doctrine of We Take Care of Our Own'
'Today, as before, politically connected lawyers get an upgrade to the top of the class-ridden queue. To pretend otherwise is foolish. It's the political doctrine of We Take Care of Our Own'
Gene Kerrigan

Gene Kerrigan

There are times when the mask slips, and this is one of them. While Fine Gael and Fianna Fail were squabbling over the appointment of a judge, they disclosed some rather startling things we're really not supposed to know.

Nothing too serious, mind you. Just the conduct of the Cabinet, the integrity of the judicial process and the primacy of parliament. Truth, justice and democracy. No sweat.

Some of the things that have been going on are hard to believe. If you read through the official Dail record of last Tuesday and Wednesday you might well conclude that Fine Gael and Fianna Fail have finally lost the ability to distinguish at all between right and wrong.

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