Monday 23 October 2017

Billy Keane: Left or right, we need to allow Savita's doctors a fair hearing

Billy Keane

Billy Keane

I have no agenda and I'm one of the few. In Irish public life, it seems to me that if you are left then you comment from a leftist perspective and if you're right you take the conservative view. You are branded as left or right wing and the name sticks for life. Most take the side they have become aligned to over the years, on every single issue.

Take gay marriage as an example. Most Irish people are in favour. I am too.

Does that make us left wing? I have a gay pal who wants to bring back the death penalty. Does he kick with the left or the right? I'd love to nationalise the banks. Am I a commie?

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