Tuesday 24 April 2018

Centre won't hold if Fianna Fail and Fine Gael keep moving left

We used to be ideologically illiterate but now need to be careful not to leave a gap for a Trump-style hard right

AAA-PBP TD Mick Barry Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
AAA-PBP TD Mick Barry Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

Mick Barry's parting shot across the Dail chamber went pretty much unnoticed. "The centre will not hold," he declared in a triumphalist tone that would probably have sparked a heckle if there was more than one government TD present.

In any event, his boast was quickly overshadowed as the Leas-Ceann Comhairle asked Mick Wallace if he would be sharing his speaking time with any other deputies.

"I might be, with this quare one," he replied, nodding towards Clare Daly before tearing into what he described as a "neoliberal" Budget.

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