Tuesday 19 June 2018

Varadkar: Not much done, more to spoof

While the homeless die, an image-obsessed Taoiseach continues to spin and allows the casino-market run riot, writes Gene Kerrigan

‎Illustration by Tom Halliday
‎Illustration by Tom Halliday

Here's a political truth: Mediocre politicians measure each social problem primarily by the extent to which it affects their careers and reputations.

The bigger the potential damage, the bigger the effort that goes into the media spin.

As the homeless scandal festers, politicians are getting frantic about the damage it's doing... to their image.

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