Monday 27 February 2017

Ross wants to have his cake and eat it by shirking notion of collective responsibility

Shane Coleman

Shane Coleman

Shane Ross TD
Shane Ross TD

Politics throws up some daft notions at times, particularly lately. But it's hard to think of a sillier one than the suggestion on 'step in-step out' government participation from the Independent Alliance.

The Alliance indicated over the weekend that, if its support was needed to form the next government, it might accept ministerial posts, but not attend cabinet meetings.

Seriously? It would seem so. Apparently, the Alliance is determined "not to be captured" by sharing cabinet responsibility with any of the Dáil parties.

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