The cabinet reshuffle is a theatre of the absurd

The theatre that we have watched in the past few days illuminates some of what is wrong with our political system, and also what is wrong with our perception of what politics is about.

10th May, 2008

The theatre that we have watched in the past few days illuminates some of what is wrong with our political system, and also what is wrong with our perception of what politics is about.

Let me explain. At least five of Brian Cowen’s cabinet have no experience or specialised knowledge (in some instances, no knowledge at all) of the departments they are now expected to manage. Brian Lenihan is a clever barrister and a skilled...

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