Sunday, 17th December 2017
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In an age of perpetual political spin we are never far from being told that the latest discussion document, bill, law or speech is one of the most important that we will have heard since the last one. A case in point is that of Theresa May talking on Brexit in of all places Florence late last week. If you had been following the debates about her speech, the leaks, discussions about leaks, newspaper articles and everything else then you'd probably have been able to put together her speech without having to listen to a second of it. It is no wonder that people are put off by politicians when they just get to hear all of the same old guff a hundred and one times over until it all begins to blend into one. Ireland is not immune to this either and there are plenty of news reports about speeches before they've even taken place.

In trying to get their message out and control every last word politicians have just turned people off completely.

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    Perfidious AlbionThe recent statement by the UK’s Brexit Minister responsible for their leaving the European Union David Davis really threw a spanner in the political works last week. His remark that the joint text agreed between the UK and the EU concerning a soft Brexit for Ireland was more a statement of intent rather than the legal enforceable international agreement between both parties caused consternation in Europe and Ireland.Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney was quick to …

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