Thursday 18 January 2018

Eoghan Harris: Labouring under false pretences in class politics war

Eoghan Harris

Eoghan Harris

POLITICS, in a recession, returns to class politics. Which class has how much. And whether those with a lot are willing to share with with those who have too little.

The Labour Party was formed to look after those with too little. But last week, during the Dail debate on public-sector pensions, Labour seemed to be looking after those with a lot. With help from Fine Gael and Fianna Fail.

The Dail decibel level always rises to a roar when the political class is trying to cover up its puffy pensions. Same story in the Seanad. But the roaring got so bad last week that the Ceann Comhairle rightly referred to some deputies as "gurriers".

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