Wednesday 21 February 2018

Where's the hysterics on Saudi vote?

Minister Charlie Flanagan
Minister Charlie Flanagan

Ian O'Dohery

We're a great little country when it comes to insulting our friends, but we have a rather craven habit of staying shtum when actually speaking out might have a positive impact.

Essentially, the Irish were experts at virtue signalling long before virtue signalling was a thing.

One only need to compare the utterly fake outrage and splenetic fury that greeted Donald Trump's election with the silent response to the elevation of Saudi Arabia to the UN Commission on the Status of Women.

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