Interesting piece by Toby Young here on the poor performance of the left in what should be, you would think, a time of opportunity here. He makes the point that the old coalition of middle class social leftists and working class economic leftists is breaking down. It’s especially visible with the right in the US, UK, Australia and Canada eating into traditional left-wing but socially conservative voters. Interesting lessons for both Labour and Fianna Fail here, I think. Also raises issues for Sinn Fein. Remember how quiet they went during the citizenship referendum?
The Economist raises a similar point with regard to Marine Le Pen here.
Dublin City Council is looking to hire an Arts Officer here. Check out the salary. So that’s what the Fine Gael private sector pension levy is going on! But then, it is a frontline position.