Wednesday 18 January 2017

Marching in circles thanks to Drumm role

Published 31/07/2015 | 02:30

David Drumm
David Drumm

In politics, stupidity is not a handicap - these words were spoken by the 'Little Emperor' Napoleon.

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Anyone doubting him need only look at the events of the week. It began with a rumpus within the Banking Inquiry with some TDs threatening to resign should David Drumm be allowed to give evidence by video link.

This is hardly inspiring. One would have thought that before thinking of torpedoing the inquiry by resigning, the DPP would have been consulted on the wisdom of agreeing to letting Mr Drumm have his way. In any event, the DPP was having none of it. Things settled down for a bit, but quickly came to the boil again on the issue of whether the inquiry could go ahead and publish Mr Drumm's statement. We were left with no Hamlet, no Prince, but we did at least have a script; so why not publish and be damned?

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