Tuesday 21 February 2017

We must hope for clarity from the electoral mire

Published 04/12/2015 | 02:30

For Enda Kenny, Sinn Féin are still pariahs
For Enda Kenny, Sinn Féin are still pariahs

One definition of a free society, is one where it is safe to be unpopular. By such a yardstick all of our political parties can feel pretty good about themselves.

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Opinion poll after poll throws up a bewildering set of odd alignments, none of which appears to be a perfect fit. The latest Red C survey shows combined support of Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin outstripping that of the current coalition. But voters, we are told, are less than gruntled about the prospect of having them in government together.

It is all very confusing. So much so, that even professional politicians find themselves in a hopeless muddle.

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