Our winter of discontent is rooted in government’s ignorance of problems

Our winter of discontent is rooted in government’s ignorance of problems
The Luas strike was the first of the winter of discontent Pic: RollingNews.ie

Brexit, Trump and industrial action in Ireland all stem from the same thing

Britain has Brexit, America has Donald Trump and Ireland now finally appears to have its winter of discontent. In different ways, all three phenomena come from the same root: dissatisfaction on the ground as governments ignore or make worse the problems faced by real people.

Every autumn, editors roll out that hoary old chestnut: “Are we heading for a winter of discontent?” The answer right through the recession was a firm “No”. Trade unions were...

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