A beautiful terribleness has been born
Enda is fixated by a second term; FF is set on returning to its old dominance, writes Gene Kerrigan
So, how's it going, then - the 'New Politics'? Politicians have listened to what the people have said and they've resolved to "do politics differently". None of the old self-serving manoeuvres, none of the old party-first cynicism.
Non-stop since 2011, they have told us: "We Have Listened To The People."
And all has changed, changed utterly, a beautiful terribleness has been born (as W B Yeats wrote, before Georgie looked over his shoulder and said: "Do you mind if I make a suggestion?").