Independents are playing politics in a single-issue bubble

Reform is something we’re all supposed to be in favour of these days.

2nd July, 2011

Reform is something we’re all supposed to be in favour of these days.

Because the public believes that 100 per cent of their problems are to be laid at the feet of politicians, the same politicians have been falling over themselves with promises, not only to do things better, but to do them differently.

‘‘Radical reform’’ was the most overused phrase of the election, with nearly every one of our 165 elected TDs (the...

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