Monday 5 December 2016

After a long, hard and bitter campaign, political discourse is the clear loser

Whoever triumphs this week, it is the insults that will really have won, writes Kevin Doyle in the United States

Published 06/11/2016 | 02:30

US voters will make their choice between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on Tuesday Photo: REUTERS/Mike Segar/Carlos Barria/Files
US voters will make their choice between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on Tuesday Photo: REUTERS/Mike Segar/Carlos Barria/Files

If you do one thing this week, stay up late on Tuesday night. No matter what happens history will be made.

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It won't be like the 'history' we associate with the famous day Seamus Darby denied Kerry five-in-a-row, or the 'historic' garda strike we almost had on Friday.

An Ireland victory over New Zealand in rugby will pale into irrelevance.

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