“Government isn’t a rolling seminar; its function is executive, not discursive…”

In the Inside Politics digest from the Irish Times this morning, Pat Leahy had this to say about cabinet responsibility: The reason there is a requirement for government to act collectively is that it defines the executive will of the state. Government isn’t a rolling seminar; its function is executive, not discursive. A cabinet must make decisions; to govern is to choose. Inevitably, in our imperfect world, those decisions will often be between unpleasant alternatives. He’s talking  about the tough …

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