Tuesday 24 January 2017

Talking about an election is a dangerous game which could be self-fulfilling

Published 05/04/2016 | 02:30

'Health Minister Leo Varadkar’s outburst on Twitter about his posters being 'ready to be deployed' was perhaps discountable as part of the man’s unpredictable character.' Photo: Caroline Quinn
'Health Minister Leo Varadkar’s outburst on Twitter about his posters being 'ready to be deployed' was perhaps discountable as part of the man’s unpredictable character.' Photo: Caroline Quinn

Two Ministers, even acting ones, talking about another election is not a good sign. Talking up an election could just start us on that slippery slope.

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We keep hearing all sides at Leinster House can agree on one thing: "No election!" But evidence that the key players may not be able to avoid this outcome is beginning to emerge, not least with loose talk.

Health Minister Leo Varadkar's outburst on Twitter about his posters being "ready to be deployed" was perhaps discountable as part of the man's unpredictable character.

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