Friday September 18, 2020

Democracy inaction

Voters have spoken, but are politicians listening? Labour is trying to save its skin, while Europe battens down the hatches, writes Tom McGurk.

1st June, 2014
Gilmore had to become the political camouflage behind which the rest are now trying to hide.

So how did democracy work for you? Were you among the vast majority who went out to send a message about your dissatisfaction to the government – and perhaps also a signal to Europe of your growing disenchantment with the way we are ruled from Brussels? Do you feel this weekend that your message got through? Did the democratic system work? Were Dublin and Brussels listening?

Let’s start with the domestic political response to the...

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