John Drennan: Our talented Mr Shatter is a peculiar class of genius
John Drennan considers the evidence on just how good a legislator our noisy Minister for Justice has been
It was once said that if a clever peasant wanted an easy life he should be seen up early milking his cows just once by his neighbours.
The grounds for this tactic were that if our farmer was seen once, then having secured the reputation amongst his neighbours for being an early riser, he could lie in bed all day.
It is a bit of a journey from the peasantry to Alan Shatter but, last week, showed the importance of a good reputation in times of trouble.