Monday 18 December 2017

Quantum leap required

Madam – Your editorial 'Kenny needs to find a better way', (Sunday Independent, June 30, 2013), comes at an appropriate moment.

I love carefully crafted understatements, but your gentle suggestion that we are "entitled to aspire to being governed in a slightly better way than has gone before" could be interpreted as displaying an allergy to nettles – and the grasping thereof.

We need to find out what happened. However, if an inquiry is to have any value in terms of helping us to perform better in future, we must get its terms of reference, composition and modus operandi right. Not just 'half-right' (like 'half-pregnant!'). As near appropriate as possible. This is not 'back of cigarette pack' territory.

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