Wednesday 17 January 2018

Mr Gormley and the asylum

IT IS not unusual for animals left out in the cold to be heard bleating pitifully. When the bleating comes from a senior government minister insulated from the chill winds of recession, the plaintive notes are more likely to illicit ire than sympathy.

Environment Minister, and Green Party leader, John Gormley, was evidently feeling isolated and unloved when he gave free rein to his emotional turmoil.

His comparison of being in government to being in an asylum is unfortunate to say the very least. If it was an admission of the bedlam that this Government has brought to the country since taking office -- confirmation as many have suspected that the lunatics have indeed taken over the asylum -- he might have been saluted for his refreshing honesty.

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