Blair and Ahern mesmerised by shadows..

According to the joint statement from Prime Minster Tony Blair and Taoiseach Bertie Ahern – “The message of the electorate is clear.” Riiight.. sure it is.. But it gets better worse, Tony Blair’s also promoting the idea that the election was actually about those ‘bread and butter’ issues – “The issues were amazingly, in a sense hearteningly enough, water rates, health, education and the economy and so on.” Issues which, admittedly, all parties sought to highlight in advance.. even if the proposed solutions all seem to include higher central government spending.. And there’s also the troublesome fact that, when the the shadow boxing was over, the electorate had voted in larger numbers for the two parties at the greatest remove, not to mention being the loudest, on one long-standing issue – the constitutional question.