Monday 23 October 2017

Many lessons for Cowen and Kenny in British poll dogfight

The economic crisis will spice up the election across the water as parties engage in role-reversal to woo the voters, writes John-Paul McCarthy

AFTER what seemed to be a period of merciless protraction, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown finally called a UK General Election last week at a time of unusual party political volatility.

This clash between Brown and the youthful would-be dauphin David Cameron will be watched very closely by the Irish Government, as well it might, since it offers some valuable lessons to the main Irish political actors.

Brian Cowen must gaze on the tattered British prime minister with a degree of awe.

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