Pat Rabbitte: Poll shows how fragmented our politics still are

Growing inequality and a feeling on the part of many people of ‘being left behind’ is the cri de coeur

29th January, 2017
Gerry Adam's Sinn Fein remain the third favourite party in Ireland

Tumultuous global events are changing our politics. It is difficult to say how permanently and it is hard to see a new, coherent political landscape. As Zhou Enlai (Chou En Lai) said about the French Revolution, it is too early to say. Globalisation and technology are the principal drivers of this change. Growing inequality and a feeling on the part of many people of ‘being left behind’ is the cri de coeur.

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