Readers' Blog: An old wrong doesn’t make a right now

Am I surprised by the Government’s decision to spend well over a million euro on spreading the good word of the 2040 plan through regional and national newspapers without a hint that it was a paid advertisement?

No.

More shocking, however, is the answer our Taoiseach gave to this query, where he seemed to indicate this was a well-used Fianna Fáil tactic from years before, so where was the problem?

Now maybe I have missed something but using another’s wrong to justify your own wrong actions is hardly a robust argument and is definitely not justification for spending taxpayers money on what are in reality party political broadcasts.

Mr Varadkar has strayed far from the once-high ideals of his New Politics promise and seems to be quite content to be more Old School Retro Politics. For more details, see local press.

Brian Walsh

Ballymacarbry

Co Waterford


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