Not just the weather has Stockholm syndrome?

Ben “I took no counselling and looking back that was not a wise thing to do” Dunne has long been a controversial voice on the Irish airwaves and the unlinkable Irish News and unlistenable Nolan show have picked up on his interview with Thursday’s NewsTalk (at approx 42mins):

I’d love to see change, I hope SF’s vote increases because I think those people will make radical changes. They will change the school boy network any way..

I want people that were never involved in the running of the country like SF to come in with new candidates and break the network of palsey-walsey stuff that’s going on in Dail Eireann

Though Dunne’s flight of fancy on SF may be easier understood when you recall SF’s fancy flight to meet with him.

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