From top: Leo Varadkar (left) and Boris Johnson in 2020; Today’s Irish Examiner
Anthony Sheridan writes:
Here’s a quote from today’s editorial in the Irish Examiner criticising ethical standards in UK politics:
‘The sane, sensible and, at times, sedate manner in which politics is generally conducted in Ireland makes us ill-prepared to understand how otherwise civilised nations can tolerate the most outrageous shenanigans of their political leaders.’
Here’s a reality check for this publication:
Leo Varadkar is due to become Taoiseach again within months. He is still the subject of a criminal investigation. There has been practically no recognition, analysis or outrage from mainstream media to this impending potential disgrace on our country.
In the UK, the ‘outrageous shenanigans’ of political leaders are mercilessly scrutinised and condemned. In Ireland, mainstream media is ultra-selective about which political parties are to be condemned.
Anthony Sheridan is a freelance journalist and blogs at Public Enquiry.