Saturday 24 February 2018

John Downing: Fine Gael has been gulled on water fix by old enemy

'Thus Micheál Martin’s party will cling to the second rule of politics: win power whatever it takes.' Photo: Gareth Chaney
'Thus Micheál Martin’s party will cling to the second rule of politics: win power whatever it takes.' Photo: Gareth Chaney
John Downing

John Downing

The old biblical quote speaks of the lion lying down to rest beside the lamb. The almost-as-old-quote, pickled in world-weary cynicism, adds that the lion's companion is a new lamb each night.

Yep, the ancient jokes ain't ancient for nothing.

The Fine Gael TDs and senators are no political lambs. But, as they produce documented evidence that Fianna Fáil screwed them over on the draft water-charge political fix, you do begin to wonder.

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