Michael McDowell: It will take a crowbar to get Enda out of office

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But his Fine Gael pretenders are only carrying feather duster

On St Patrick’s Day, 1931, Stanley Baldwin, then the British prime minister, speaking in the closing days of a vital by-election campaign, rounded on the press barons, Lords Rothermere and Beaverbrook, who were using their power in an attempt to topple him, and coined the memorable phrase to describe their bullying role:

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