Thursday 18 January 2018

Kenny has lost his moral compass and concentrates only on survival

The truth is there is something rotten at the heart of the Fine Gael party, and the concept of 'new politics' is actually a monstrous political fabrication, writes Alan Shatter

‘THIS IS ABOUT THE FUTURE OF FINE GAEL AND THE FUTURE OF OUR COUNTRY’: Alan Shatter, then Minister for Justice, with Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photo: Steve Humphreys
‘THIS IS ABOUT THE FUTURE OF FINE GAEL AND THE FUTURE OF OUR COUNTRY’: Alan Shatter, then Minister for Justice, with Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photo: Steve Humphreys

Alan Shatter

Enda Kenny has only one strategy - continuing political survival and to remain Taoiseach and in government for as long as possible. Retention of power is the only game in town.

Principle, values, fiscal and economic objectives, social priorities, concepts of public service and of the public good or the long-term political health of the Fine Gael party have long ceased to be his primary focus when determining how issues should be addressed.

For the Taoiseach, doing what is right for the country has come to mean doing what is required to politically survive and remain Taoiseach for as long as he can string it out.

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