Saturday 24 February 2018

David Quinn: Noonan was right, not all emigrants are victims

David Quinn

David Quinn

On the one hand we want our politicians to speak their minds because we're sick and tired of bland, pre-packaged, focus-group tested statements designed to cause the least possible offence.

On the other hand, when a politician does speak his mind and says something that offends someone, or else speaks a bit carelessly, we jump all over him. The result is that they retreat back to the bland, pre-packaged statements.

Last week Enda Kenny spoke a bit carelessly at an event about the incomparably misguided and probably unconstitutional proposal to force political parties to run at least 30pc women candidates.

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