Sunday 25 June 2017

Martina Devlin: Patriot act could be the gift that keeps on giving

DEAR Enda Kenny, I have a Christmas present for you: an idea for raising money. You need to hurry to avail of it, though. Your Government's popularity is ebbing at a rate of knots, and this involves tapping into residual levels of goodwill.

One way to find a foothold through the economic bog is by appealing to patriotism.

A sense of solidarity still exists in Ireland. Mind you, it is being eroded by a combination of austerity measures (unavoidable) and some crass mistakes, such as breaching special adviser pay caps (avoidable, and very stupid).

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