‘The people are sick of experts” was the pithy summary of the somewhat eccentric Tory ideologue, Michael Gove during the Brexit referendum campaign. It neatly captures an important dimension of currently fashionable populist politics.
In the new dispensation, culture trumps facts. Those of us who have regard for experts must acknowledge that in the matter of stroke politics, the acknowledged experts are Fianna Fáil. If there was a Nobel prize for expertise in...
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