Gene Kerrigan: Welcome to the Republic of Opportunism
Today, the political classes are uneasy, they must find new labels to sell their political products
Heaney is handy. If you're a political leader with a featherweight image, and you need some gravitas, it helps to flick through a volume of Seamus Heaney's poetry.
Take a line or two from Heaney's collected works and carefully adapt it to your political needs.
So, you maybe check out the one about digging with the squat pen, as you spoon a bowl of high-protein low-carb muesli into your gob.