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Crackdown on free thinkers has spawned rise of renegade TDs

The most radical thing the Reform Alliance could do is to not set up a party, writes John Drennan

Published 09/02/2014 | 02:30

Boss man: Enda Kenny is ‘reinforcing herd instinct’. Photo: Collins
Boss man: Enda Kenny is ‘reinforcing herd instinct’. Photo: Collins

THERE was probably more than a hint of self-pity surrounding Swift's warning that when a true genius appears into the world you shall know him by the sign that all the dunces appear in confederation against him.

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Whatever about the genius element of things a fine confederation of dunces is up in arms against the Reform Alliance (RA).

The articles of complaint are simple; centring on the refusal of the RA to acquiesce to the Mrs Doyle-style queries of, "You will set up a party, go on, go on, go on".

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