Tuesday 6 December 2016

Taoiseach's speech was pure demagoguery

Published 27/07/2011 | 05:00

WHEN the rest of the Irish media are fawning like schoolgirl groupies over Enda's childish/petulant Vatican-bashing speech, the Irish Independent is to be congratulated for bringing a much-needed degree of gravitas to proceedings in the shape of two excellent articles by David Quinn and Kevin Myers.

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The speech was demagogic and mob-pleasing in the worst possible sense. Great oratory it wasn't, more barroom yobbish in tone.

If Brendan Bracken had presented this script to Winston Churchill during World War Two, "Winnie " would have told him to stick it where the sun doesn't shine.

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