Will Irish Water be Ireland’s poll tax?

After the poll tax debacle, the Tories ditched Thatcher. Could Irish Water trigger the same fate for Enda Kenny?

22nd December, 2014

Who was it who said that those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it? Few in Britain on the morning of March 31 1990, would have predicted that the day would witness a defining moment in British politics. But by the time the opening credits rolled on the evening television news bulletins everyone was aware that something extraordinary had happened.

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