Leaders who ought to be cutting turf

As the affliction imposed on the Northern Ireland electorate in the form of a coalition government grinds on, we can only conclude that the people concerned have no qualifications to think, but treat their inability to do so as a mark of responsibility and respectability.

Thursday, 13th July 2017, 10:49 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 8:25 am

Those concerned in the present saga must realise that these two virtues are never pernicious until we begin, as in their case to call them statesmanship and common sense’

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It is a melancholy thing when people who in any other society would be thinning turnips in a field, or cutting turf in a bog are now preparing to make pronouncements that will shape the future welfare and education of our children.

Wilson Burgess, Londonderry