Phoney war must end
WE may be living through historic times, but already there was a dreary predictability about the quality of debate as the first week in the election campaign came to a close.
The verdict has to be, so far, so bad.
In Ireland, politicians continued the phoney war trading punch and counter-punchlines. Pseudo-plans were presented as genuine policies, the cycle of spin quickly became irrelevant to people more preoccupied with how they were going to keep a roof over their heads, with interest rates rising and employment prospects evaporating.