An Occasional Guide to Irish Politics: The Current Affairs “Debate” show.

On tonight’s show we’ll be debating (Insert topical government spending here). Mary, you have a story to tell us?

Yes I do. I want to know why government policy isn’t rewritten entirely to address my problem?

John, you’re from a local pressure group?

I am. It’s a disgrace that national policy is based on population and not on giving the people of my area whatever we want regardless of economic cost.

Michael, you’re from the opposition?

That’s correct. Can I just say that this government is worse than Hitler and if we get in everybody will get everything they want because we will buy less staples.

Maura, you’ve a point?

Yes. Other people should pay more tax. But I shouldn’t.

Sorry Mary, you want to add something?

Yes. All politicians hate little babies and if we had no government jet we would have found the cure to cancer. We need a government of the ordinary people, by which I mean a government that will do exactly what my family wants regardless of cost to anyone else.

That’s all we have time for. Good night.

3 thoughts on “An Occasional Guide to Irish Politics: The Current Affairs “Debate” show.

  1. I can’t believe you left out the Government…
    “Minister, what do you have to say about this?”
    “Well, actually, the ‘down with the Government policy’ has actually been a cornerstone of Government policy since I took office. We’ve appointed a subcommittee AND a taskforce, and have commissioned an independent report too. Plus… if the opposition had their way, we’d be back in the bad old days.”

    Damn, I’m not nearly as good at this as you are.

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