Thursday 23 November 2017

A new round of the same old mistakes

Normal political service will resume next week, while Europe slips further into recession, writes Jody Corcoran

THIS is as good a time as any to remind people that nothing has changed, not really, certainly not for the better; if anything, events have conspired elsewhere to make matters worse. Europe is on the brink of recession.

But still, politics as we have come to expect will resume on Wednesday; that is, TDs and senators will return from holiday, to greet each other warmly, to do what they think they have the authority to do -- authority they do not have -- and always, as ever, to seek out personal advantage.

We are familiar with the rigmarole by now: they will enter Leinster House with a sense of anticipation, particularly the newer ones, imbued with a certain purpose, eventually to be misplaced.

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