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Fionola Meredith

So who is to blame for the failures of 2020: us or them?

Fionola Meredith


The public shouldn't be used as scapegoats for political mistakes

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Blame game: First Minister Arlene Foster and deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill

Blame game: First Minister Arlene Foster and deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill

Blame game: First Minister Arlene Foster and deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill

It's always easier to blame the failures of others when something goes wrong. If it's everyone else's fault, then you're off the hook. You can walk away, scot-free, relieved of the burden of responsibility.

Better still, you can adopt a morally elevated stance of reproach and disappointment, wagging a sorrowful finger at all the stupid people who didn't listen and didn't do what they were told and are therefore to blame for the dreadful mess we're in today.

This is exactly what our political leaders are doing now.


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