Monday 24 July 2017

Honour, at least, in resignation

APPROPRIATELY, the Greens' former leader who, perhaps more than anyone else in the Dail, had come to personify political propriety, has recaptured the high moral ground for his party after last week's Grand Old Duke of York performance by the current leader and his troops.

By promptly stepping down in face of evidence that he lobbied gardai to drop a prosecution against a constituent two years ago, Trevor Sargent has shown how a resignation should be done.

His easy guide to stepping down may yet prove useful to other members of the Dail, given that resignation has belatedly come into vogue.

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