This '70s timewarp is all doom and no disco

Rationing, dole queues, bearded leftists - we really are back in the USSIreland, writes David McWilliams.

20th April, 2013
'The language in our personal insolvency bill is straight out of the wonderful speech by our Dear Leader Nicolae Ceausescu at the 25th annual bumper socialist grain harvest convention of 1977.'

Enda Kenny would cut a dash in a pair of bottle-green, high-waist parallels and a snugly-fitted Bay City Rollers bomber jacket. Or maybe a Robin Gibb, Bee Gees one-piece with the class of flares up which you could hide a six-pack?

He should have turned up to the Dáil last week in full 1970s regalia to a backing track of Slade or, for the funkier among you, why not a camp, be-feathered entrance to a...

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