Editorial View: Woulfe has failed the character test and must fall on his sword

The judge’s conduct in recent weeks raises huge questions about his fitness for such a high office

15th November, 2020
Editorial View: Woulfe has failed the character test and must fall on his sword
Phil Hogan had to resign as EU Trade Commissioner, a job at which he excelled. Now the spotlight is on Séamus Woulfe

Golfgate had everything that a juicy scandal needs. It had pillars of society acting with abandon. It had politicians in hot water. It had a European Commissioner in a hole who wouldn’t stop digging. It had commentators shocked – shocked! – at such carry-on. And it happened in the middle of August, when even Covid-19 had taken a few days off.

The one thing missing in this lamentable affair is a sense of...

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