Mary Regan: Playing both sides off the middle

Mary Regan: Playing both sides off the middle

Fianna Fáil is finding the halfway house a little less comfortable than first imagined

Nature abhors a vacuum. And at the moment, there is a big gaping hole in the heart of our political system: an effective opposition.

Unlike in British politics, where the current opposition deficit is down to a disunited and incoherent Labour Party, the lack of opposition here is down to the strength, rather than the weakness, of Fianna Fáil.

And unlike in Britain, where the oppositional deficit has given the Conservative Party freedom to...

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