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Coalition risks broken heart in seducing coping class

The Government must be wary of the middle class Venus flytrap, writes John Drennan

Published 18/05/2014 | 02:30

Health Minister Dr James Reilly. Photo: Collins
Health Minister Dr James Reilly. Photo: Collins

AS FINE Gael and Labour continue to struggle in the polls, reality is slowly dawning upon these political equivalents of distressed property holders.

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Labour initially, and now Fine Gael, have belatedly recognised that they are going to have to learn to fall in love with the coping classes again. Or to put it more accurately, they are going to have to convince the squeezed middle that, despite all of the castor oil they have been doling out, the Coalition nurses really do love our increasingly fretful electoral children.

The problem, alas, is that the Grumpy Old Men now realise all too clearly that seducing our coping classes is fraught with danger.

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