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“Do they think we are stupid?”
This was the verdict of an entirely impromptu ‘vox pop’ carried out amongst ordinary people by a friend at a whist party in the aftermath of the Callinan ‘catalytic’ cull.
If anything were needed to illustrate the yawning gap between our coalition government and the ordinary citizen, this is finally it. For us, outside and looking in through the windows of Versailles, it’s about the failure of anybody sitting around the Cabinet table — within the bunker — to do the Hans Christian Andersen little boy trick.
It’s the failure of anyone to wonder in public about the nudity of the current coalition government and of its leader. To question the absence of any doubts in the Fine Gael or Labour parliamentary parties?
We already have a serious problem with the Coalition’s credibility and ability to plan for the future, without external taskmasters.
In the Callinan “cull”, An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, has taken our overall problem to a new level.
Fennelly has left us, with only one possible conclusion: That our constitutionally mandated Taoiseach ‘crossed the line’.
It is time for Enda Kenny to perform his greatest national service. Not with getting uncomfortable public servants to do his dirty work in the depths of the night. But do us service with dignity and honour. He must do it in the best traditions of the great leaders of his party.
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