Sunday 21 January 2018

Lise Hand: Opposition better have their shovels at the ready

LIse Hand

IT was impossible not to gravitate towards a television set yesterday as the emotional, life-affirming rescue of the Chilean miners unfolded from dawn.

In fairness, a good news story was sorely needed as a diversion from the relentless stream of doom and gloom enveloping the citizens of these shores in the grimmest of times.

However, it wouldn't be difficult for the more pessimistic TV viewers to divine dispiriting parallels between the plight of the men in the San Jose mine and our own toilers at the political coalface.

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