Friday 28 July 2017

After that dreary campaign, keep a good eye on the weather today

Enda Kenny, Joan Burton, Micheal Martin and Gerry Adams
Enda Kenny, Joan Burton, Micheal Martin and Gerry Adams
The party promises
John Downing

John Downing

Now that slow-bicycle race of a campaign is over, we can turn to a more interesting political question: Will it rain, or, will it shine?

Election discussions start with issues of high policy - but often end with detailed consideration of the weather. The weather has also prompted more interesting conversations over the past 21 days than "Election 2016," but let's leave aside matters meteorological for a moment.

Describing the campaign as "dull" would be unduly cruel to that dreary little word. Perhaps the dreariness was in part caused by the long lead-in, we were after all in campaign mode since the end of last summer.

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