Saturday 17 February 2018

Well, as long as we’re being stupid about things

Enda Kenny is beginning to look not so much a Taoiseach as a hapless night watchman patrolling an abandoned fair ground – the toys have all been packed away, the customers have gone home and everything worth taking was already nicked before he came on to this shift.

And his latest misstep in the abortion debate is a perfect illustration of a man who seems to be making things up as he goes along.

Because making suicidal tendencies the centrepiece of the legislation was always going to be strewn with landmines.

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