Friday 22 September 2017

John Drennan: It's time for our teenage TDs to wise up

In our lamentable state, only colonial occupation forces us to act in a morally responsible way, says John Drennan

It is possible sometimes to feel some sympathy for our Troika 'friends'.

They must, when that buffoon Mattie McGrath is making a fool of himself, brandishing a collection basket on the floor of the Dail, be filled with the sort of pessimism about the incorrigible Irish our former British masters experienced. And let us be thankful no one sent the image of Mattie to Jay Leno who previously compared an image of our former Taoiseach Brian Cowen with a drunken barman

The Troika's temper is unlikely to be improved by the 'student prince' hysterics of the eternally adolescent Richard 'Posh Boy' Barrett, the theatrics of Michael Healy-Rae, who increasingly resembles a caricature from the 19th Century periodical Punch, or that ghost from the farthest reaches of The Muppet Show, Mick, the nearly bankrupt builder, Wallace.

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