Martin misses his big chance

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Living - - FRONT PAGE - EILIS O’HAN­LON

Con­fi­dence and Sup­ply is the worst dou­ble act since The Krankies — though ad­mit­tedly a lot less creepy. Now Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin, deep in talks with the Taoiseach over whether to ex­tend the ar­range­ment, says that there shouldn’t be an­other elec­tion un­til the Brits de­cide what to do about Brexit.

Do we re­ally have that long to wait? The way things are go­ing in Lon­don, that could be decades away. Micheal should make more re­al­is­tic de­mands — such as no elec­tion un­til Don­ald Trump be­comes a fem­i­nist, or un­til Leitrim win an all-ire­land. I was go­ing to say “un­til RTE asks Pres­i­dent Hig­gins a hard ques­tion”, but that would just be silly. No one can wait that long.

Leo Varad­kar will hap­pily stay Taoiseach as long as Martin lets him, but surely, if Brexit’s such a big deal, his op­po­si­tion coun­ter­part should want power at the ear­li­est op­por­tu­nity in or­der to shape events? Isn’t that, you know, kinda the point of be­ing in pol­i­tics?

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