Thursday 17 August 2017

We must be told what politicians stand for

'For those who remember them, the jousts between Charles J Haughey and Garret FitzGerald in the 1980s were immensely enjoyable but, in reality, personality politics were a complete distraction from the real issues and proper governance'
'For those who remember them, the jousts between Charles J Haughey and Garret FitzGerald in the 1980s were immensely enjoyable but, in reality, personality politics were a complete distraction from the real issues and proper governance'
Editorial

Editorial

Exactly one year from this weekend, we should know the make-up of the next government. That is, of course, providing that the current one runs its full term, although there is no apparent reason - apart from political opportunism after a giveaway budget - why it shouldn't.

While it is popular to say that a week is a long time in politics, in real terms a year is quite a short time, given that the Coalition is relatively stable and politicians will disappear to various boltholes over the summer.

It is therefore time to turn our thoughts to what each political party, or even grouping, has to offer.

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