Politicians, not the public, want this election

While the parties gear up for the usual pantomime and posturing, the public’s attention is focused firmly elsewhere – on the return of Love Island

19th January, 2020
Politicians, not the public, want this election
Lisa Chambers of Fianna Fáil would not take any responsibility for the outcomes of the confidence and supply agreement. Picture: Leah Farrell/RollingNews

I was somewhere around Enfield, on the edge of the M50 and heading out of Dublin, when the doubt began to take hold.

The people want an election, the politicians said. It’s time. The public deserve it, even. But I wasn’t so sure.

Leo Varadkar’s opening salvo last weekend on RTÉ had been wonderfully choreographed. From the minute he stepped out of his BMW in his Sunday casuals to the end...

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