Saturday 21 April 2018

John Drennan: Charles and Di moment for our faltering Coalition

The Budget, the fate of the Health Minister and property tax have rocked a tense union

John Drennan

John Drennan

IF Budgets had human personalities last week's concoction resembled a middle-aged John Major lookalike in a grey suit, slinking along a wall in the middle of a riot, trying his damnedest to slip past the disturbances without being noticed.

The Government may, when it comes to its embrace of the utterly 'modest' aspiration of keeping out of trouble and hoping for the best, think it has succeeded.

On Thursday, at least, no mutinous crowds gathered outside Leinster House, while to the surprise of some and the disappointment of Fine Gael, within the Labour Party no TDs, as of yet, have leaped off the cliff.

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