If it looks like a party, talks like a party, then surely to God it must be a party . . . no?
DUCK! Here comes the Reform Alliance Party. Sure if it looks like a party, walks like a party, talks like a party, then surely to God it must be a darn party, yes?
No, absolutely not, under no circumstances . . . or, well, not yet anyway. The politicians currently known as the Reform Alliance may be a disparate bunch, but the two senators and four TDs were all united in their protestations yesterday that collectively, they're simply what Denis Naughten insisted is "a grouping of like-minded Independents".
The six – deputies Lucinda Creighton, Billy Timmins, Denis Naughten and Terence Flanagan, and senators Paul Bradford and Fidelma Healy-Eames – were crammed into the smallest meeting-room in Buswell's Hotel for the launch of the, um, alliance's policy document on political reform.