Wednesday 29 March 2017

Bertie Ahern: Treat the polls with caution - remember what happened in the British election

Then Fianna Fáil leader Bertie Ahern celebrates outside the Dáil after being elected as Taoiseach in July 1997. Photo: Photocall
Then Fianna Fáil leader Bertie Ahern celebrates outside the Dáil after being elected as Taoiseach in July 1997. Photo: Photocall
Bertie Ahern

Bertie Ahern

Every general election is determined not by strategists and spin doctors but by the people who show up.

Some scoff at politics as the ultimate blood sport, but it is far more important than that: it is really the will of the people at work.

Well, having taken part in 10 elections, I can tell you that the best-laid plans will be torn up and thrown away if the voters don't like them.

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