The People’s President


They still call him ‘squee’ behind his back.

The primary concern among Cabinet Ministers relates to the President’s comments about the possibility of summoning the Council of State if the Government proceeds to ratify the fiscal compact treaty by legislation rather than referendum.
There were also some raised eyebrows in the Labour Party at the President expressing opposition to privatisation in the week that the Government decided to sell off stakes in State companies worth €3 billion.

So it has begun.

Let the best knee win.

Higgins’s Remarks On Treaty Alarm Ministers (Stephen Collins, Irish Times)

That speech including podcast here

Previously: Old Labour. New Labour

Plus: Squee And The Irish XV

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