Tuesday 6 December 2016

Dail a refuge from reality where only the odd survive

Our politicians have become the victims of a process that removes every iota of independent thought

Published 22/06/2014 | 02:30

Leinster House
Leinster House

LIKE Philip Larkin's essentially well-meaning parents, our politicians never mean to "f**k you up". Sadly, our failed political class do that to such an extent that they don't just "fill you up with all the faults they had" but often "add some extra, just for you".

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Unsurprisingly, when it comes to their lowly status, our political classes are always tooled up with a variety of excuses about how the media, the voters and the mandarins are to blame.

Apparently all of us are responsible for the current vast surge of alienation where the electorate has embraced a new troika of Sinn Fein, Independents and the 'pox on all your houses' party.

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