Friday 15 December 2017

Lise Hand: Zen socialist a bit ruffled by questions about 'posh boy' background

HALF-A-DOZEN lads were lined up outside Fine Gael's headquarters on Mount Street yesterday morning, and each was holding a white placard bearing a black numeral.

The monochrome tableau added up to 114,600 -- which, according to a spokesman for the United Left Alliance (ULA), is the number of jobs which have been lost since the Lisbon II referendum in 2009.

Standing on the steps above them holding aloft a Fine Gael 'Yes to Jobs' poster from this 2009 battle (which had the Yes crossed out -- somewhat confusingly, as it appeared to convey an aversion to jobs) were ULA members Clare Daly and Joan Collins and -- after he scurried up late and a little breathless -- Joe Higgins.

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