What’s remarkable about the piece is the sheer absence of any mention of the Minister’s own party policy designed to help bring about the key measures highlighted in the report, which is to bring down public sector expenditure to ROI levels.
It is hardly a stretch to suggest that as long as a United Ireland remains an abstraction – without a robust and practical policy roadmap – an abstraction is all it is likely to remain.
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty