O’Dea’s real shame ignored by our pathetic leaders

The Willie O’Dea controversy underlines the infantile nature of our politics. For the first time in years, a minister has been forced from office because of an absence of contrition over a sordid smear he perpetrated against a political opponent.

20th February, 2010

The Willie O’Dea controversy underlines the infantile nature of our politics.

For the first time in years, a minister has been forced from office because of an absence of contrition over a sordid smear he perpetrated against a political opponent.

There were questions about perjury underlying that smear, but the available evidence suggested that there had been no perjury.

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