Friday 24 November 2017

Free at last, just like Nadiba

Enda Kenny: 'under huge pressure to be everything to everyone'
Enda Kenny: 'under huge pressure to be everything to everyone'
Brendan O'Connor

Brendan O'Connor

We were exclusively leaked the Taoiseach's script for tonight's Address to the Nation:

My fellow citizens. You will notice that although this a momentous occasion for our country, I am doing my serious face. I have been warned to do my serious face because apparently we don't want to look too much like we are inordinately pleased with ourselves.

We are though, in fairness. Today we exit the bailout and throw off the yoke of the foreign oppressor. As I like to say, the Indians are gone from the Merrion Hotel. We will ignore for now the fact that they will be keeping a small office in the Central Bank. And let us ignore for now, too, the fact that our budgets will be dictated by Brussels for evermore. Let us ignore all that in favour of quoting the words of Nadiba, when he said: "Free at last, free at last. Thank God Almighty we are free at last." We are like a pigeon that has made it across the border from Shankill to Bray, out of the frying pan, and into the sky.

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