Tuesday 24 January 2017

Kevin Myers: Lee's betrayal shows us Fine Gael is not fit to lead

Kevin Myers

Published 12/02/2010 | 05:00

It has been a sobering week. The man who looked me in the eye at a public conversation in UCD two months ago, who said he could not unsew what he had sewn, and that RTE was a receding shore to which he would never return, has unsewn. It is the sea that now recedes.

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George Lee spoke with such a tremulous gallantry that we didn't see through the sham. More importantly, nor did the 27,000 electors who were lured with false promises of fealty, of service, of duty, of integrity, and of honour. They were betrayed, utterly: so too were his two secretaries, now out of work.

So Lee will return to the Gomorrah that is Montrose, and presumably all will be forgotten. He will be in good company.

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