So bloody tedious

In today’s Irish Independent, Allison O’Connor sums up the mood of, arguably, an increasing number of the general public (and sounds a note of sympathy for Blair and Ahern) – get back to us when you’re done

I’d just add a proviso, though, it’s not a “news blackout” we need.. just an end to the interminable parade of self-important press conferences, held by the parties concerned, which tell us nothing at all; self-important press conferences that certain individuals appear to have become addicted to – Less of the latest dance steps, more actual news.

And, no, the latest party political statements don’t necessarily signal an end to those press conferneces.

Oh, and stop parading your prospective candidates for the next elections as, suddenly, integral members of your negotiating team.. I mean, who do you think you’re fooling?

  • AW

    “Oh, and stop parading your prospective candidates for the next elections as, suddenly, integral members of your negotiating team.. I mean, who do you think you’re fooling?”

    That is the problem, too much self interest and to hell with the rest of us. Nice to be able to turn your nose up at a billion or there abouts and stick to a demand for photos. I wish all those utterly bored voters would rise from their apathy and register their displeasure at the next election. But no they will sit at home and abandon the field to the rabid and moan about the outcome. The electorate gets what it deserves.

  • Moderate Unionist

    AW
    I agree with your sentiment and Pete Baker. Most ordinary people are bored by the whole process. The word is “Whatever”! Either we will have a deal or we won’t, and if we do the question is then what next.

    but whatever the outcome, these negoitations are a tipping point. The electorate are bored with the process but the result will matter.

    People will vote at the next elections because the result will be known and it will be important to them. IMHO, most people want to move on from sterile debate.

  • James

    George Mitchell is laughing his ass off.