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Let down: Stormont has shown itself to be incapable of collective government

Let down: Stormont has shown itself to be incapable of collective government

Let down: Stormont has shown itself to be incapable of collective government

On Thursday last week I became conscious of a new word: kakistocracy. It was in relation to the unhinged outgoing administration of Donald Trump.

Derived from the Greek words, kakistos (worst) and kratos (rule). The dictionary describes it as a system of government run by the worst and least qualified citizens. Following the buffoonery at Stormont over an extension to further Covid restriction, this column could end here.

The shenanigans and shape-shifting between and within the political parties is nothing new. To say that the public has low expectations of the Executive would be an understatement. But despite past debacles, it is the challenge of Covid-19 which is proving to be well above their pay grade.


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