Any Other Business: The more questions we ask, the fewer answers we will get

Last Tuesday's briefing of the political correspondents by the government press secretary and the deputy government press secretary was a lively affair. The ladies and gentlemen of the press probed po

13th November, 2011

Last Tuesday's briefing of the political correspondents by the government press secretary and the deputy government press secretary was a lively affair. The ladies and gentlemen of the press probed politely but firmly (oh yes) on the matter of Kevin Cardiff and his impending appointment to Europe; the government side stonewalled.

Then public expenditure minister Brendan Howlin arrived to herald some latest triumph. He too stonewalled, apparently nonplussed that the wastrels assembled before him should...

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