Think again, Shatter – we respect the Gardai, but they must be scrutinised
BASED on former British Labour Party spindoctor Alastair Campbell's supposed 'golden rule' of politics – that a minister or a government is in serious trouble if a story remains front-page news for 11 days – the Coalition has until tomorrow to sort out the GSOC mess.
And mess is undoubtedly what it is. The Government's handling of the issue has been not just utterly inept, but also deeply troubling.
There have been so many errors of judgment, it's difficult to know where to begin – though the Taoiseach twice misquoting legislation in relation to GSOC is probably as good a place as any.