Friday 23 March 2018

When an attack dog like Shatter's around, there will be blood for sure

Justice Minister Alan Shatter
Justice Minister Alan Shatter

'Life is complicated, not everything is simply black and white," Alan Shatter told the Dail, unburdening himself of a long-established slice of philosophy which is often right. But in this instance is wrong.

Here's what should be unmistakable, unambiguous and unequivocal – rather than a question of perception, as the minister suggested.

When the Justice Minister speaks in the national parliament on a subject as crucial as allegations of malpractice in the gardai, citizens ought to feel reassured by his explanation. Nothing complicated about that, minister.

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