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Robin Swann is my Politician of the Year ... and here's why

Alban Maginness


Health Minister refused to play politics in midst of Covid crisis

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Trusted: Robin Swann’s approach to the pandemic has won him fans across the political divide

Trusted: Robin Swann’s approach to the pandemic has won him fans across the political divide

Michael Cooper

Trusted: Robin Swann’s approach to the pandemic has won him fans across the political divide

Without doubt, our long-suffering Minister of Health, Robin Swann, deserves the accolade 'Politician of the Year'. From the very beginning of his term in office, he was plunged into managing the greatest threat to public health that we have ever experienced.

Even without the terrible problems associated with the unanticipated Covid-19 pandemic, Swann deserves much credit for bravely taking up the Department of Health role, which was universally regarded as being a poisoned chalice.

Swann has performed well and steadily throughout the pandemic. In his own reassuring, personable manner, he has repeatedly informed the public about the dangers of the virus and the urgent need to exercise social distancing, the wearing of masks in public places and the washing of hands to limit the further spread of this malignant disease.


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