Paying the ultimate price for democracy

Politicians won’t be cutting the close ties they have with their constituents

19th June, 2016
Jo Cox, the Labour MP who was murdered in West York last Thursday

It was an eerily-timed observation by the Taoiseach last Thursday morning, when he used an investment announcement to philosophise that “we live in a very uncertain world, one that is changing rapidly”. He was hinting at the looming possibility that Britain would vote to leave the European Union next week – a vote he could not directly address in the campaign-free zone of Google’s data centre where he addressed a small audience. But within hours,...

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