Monday 5 December 2016

'Moby Dick' is on the way back and he is not happy

There is a gap in the market which could see the emergence of a credible third force, writes John Drennan

Published 09/03/2014 | 02:30

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IT SAYS a great deal about the growing political sleepiness of the Coalition that its response to the Sunday Independent/Millward Brown poll, which revealed it barely has the support of a third of the citizens, was to spend a week congratulating itself.

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The defining feature of the Millward Brown poll was that the 'Moby Dick' of the coping classes is back and not in a good mood. For now, 'Moby Dick' who made and broke Bertie's Fianna Fail, and then gave Enda the biggest majority in the history of the State, is residing in a strange place.

One of the more intriguing figures in the poll was the combined total of 42 per cent support for the Sinn Fein (22 per cent) and Independent (20 per cent) alternative.

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