Belfast Telegraph

I've had enough of haass-beens

By Lindy McDowell

The failure of Haass continues to command the undivided attention of our politicians but – memo to the lot of them – out here in the real world people are really nowhere near as consumed by the issue as the politicos seem to think. In fact Haass is very much a haass-been in terms of what currently concerns the voting public.

You get the distinct impression that our political leaders believe this may be a key issue in upcoming elections. But if I was a party leader I think I might be turning my attention more to the state of the local economy, the jobs market and above all, the chaos down in A&E. Ask people.

This is where they see the real crisis is.

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