The big signing who had to stand in the corner

The George Lee fiasco is about the attempt to modernise Fine Gael in the face of its traditional view of political life

13th February, 2010

The Fine Gael backbenchers finally trooped out of last Thursday’s parliamentary party meeting after five hours, solemnly chorusing that Enda was their leader and that he would not be moved. Earlier in the day, their leader had told us that he would be ‘‘more himself’’ from now on, so one wondered just who else he had been down the years?

Perhaps, in the circumstances, the backbenchers might have ended...

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