Monday 19 March 2018

The old political stories don't cut it today

There's no truth more powerful than the truth people uncover for themselves, writes Gene Kerrigan

Tom Halliday
Tom Halliday

What's politics about? Well, say the pundits, we have two political camps. On the one hand, we have Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and Labour. These parties are run by "responsible", "sensible" people who believe in prudent government spending.

These people "want to govern", they're not afraid of making "tough decisions".They're not right wing, they're certainly not "loony left". They're "pragmatic". They provide costings for their policies.

On the other hand, we're told, we have some wild TDs. These TDs and those who voted them in are not too bright and are easily moved to "outrage".

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