Editorial: History will not be kind to politicians who indulge in grotesque and false parallels

Mattie McGrath and Rose Conway-Walsh diminish horrific past events when they compare Covid-19 restrictions to Nazi atrocities and civil rights violations

18th July, 2021
Editorial: History will not be kind to politicians who indulge in grotesque and false parallels
Mattie McGrath, the independent TD for Tipperary, drew parallels several times recently between lockdown restrictions including certificates for the fully vaccinated and events in Nazi Germany. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

The Covid-19 pandemic has entered its bogus historical analogy phase. Mattie McGrath, the independent TD for Tipperary, drew parallels several times recently between lockdown restrictions including certificates for the fully vaccinated and events in Nazi Germany.

“Is that what we have come to now? Are we back to 1933 in Germany?” McGrath said last week. In May, he accused the government of being an existential threat to democracy. “That happened in Germany in 1933,” he...

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