Saturday 23 September 2017

Fearful Kenny doesn't get it

Taoiseach Enda Kenny Photo: Steve Humphreys
Taoiseach Enda Kenny Photo: Steve Humphreys

Bruce Arnold

Enda Kenny gave a speech last Wednesday, in the middle of the crisis over Sergeant McCabe. The speech contained pointers to the future, yet demonstrated a lack of understanding of Ireland and Brexit.

It was not a speech to be made by a Government head facing imminent removal from power. It was tragic, with an element of bathos.

He pulled no punches. Among the strong external forces buffeting our country, Brexit was the greatest, posing unprecedented political, economic and diplomatic challenges. Yet he failed to say that we do the greater part of our trade notably with the English-speaking world: most importantly with the UK, then America, and then further afield.

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