Sunday 19 August 2018

The legends of sleepy, hollow party leaders

As Fine Gael follows its forgetful leader in circles, the media seems to prefer fantasy to reality, writes Gene Kerrigan

Illustration by Tom Halliday
Illustration by Tom Halliday
Gene Kerrigan

Gene Kerrigan

Political journalism has of late entered a fog of fantasy thicker than any I can remember.

The media's political experts tell us, with great authority, that which is simply not so. A week later, they tell us - with equal authority - the complete opposite.

One legend being flogged mightily is that Enda Kenny can play a pivotal role in Brexit, as he is a leader who has honed his negotiating skills over many years. And he's held in high respect by a range of EU leaders.

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