Monday 23 October 2017

Anne Harris: If you want to be a leader, Enda, you can't play the victim

The country remains rudderless because nobody knows what the Taoiseach stands for

Anne Harris

Last Sunday on The Week in Politics, Enda Kenny adopted an expression which is becoming very familiar to us. Pained. Enda was hurt because the anti-abortion people had called him a Herod. Nasty, undoubtedly, but something any leader worthy of the name should be up to.

To paraphrase Bette Davis, leadership, like old age, is not for sissies. Or whingers.

One of the most depressing things about this Government is that whingeing has become a habit – like putting on an old, worn raincoat to go to the shops. It's just so bad for morale.

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