Tuesday 28 March 2017

Lise Hand: My Cabinet - a bit like political Jenga

Lise Hand's fantasy Cabinet on Independent.ie
Lise Hand's fantasy Cabinet on Independent.ie

A bit like the Tour de France, a reshuffle is all fun and games when you can spectate from the comfort of an armchair in front of the telly, but it’s pure torture when you’re actually in the saddle, negotiating hairpin bends, vertical climbs and treacherous road hazards.

For Enda and Joan are in the thick of it today, shaping government policies and priorities for the final two years and selecting a team, while also getting the measure of one another.

A reshuffle is like playing political Jenga - assembling a structure by removing some pieces altogether or placing them elsewhere while also adding on new pieces and all the while hoping it doesn’t topple over.

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