Martin misses his big chance
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?