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Political parties take pleasure in brooding

As Northern Ireland staggers along without a government in the face of Brexit, Sinn Fein and the Democratic Unionist Party act as cohorts in their betrayal of the electorate and the country.

Stormont is parallel to what Greece was in the age of myths. They never had, as other countries had, anyone to teach them logic. Therefore, fairytales are our politics.

One thing is evident: these two parties like to be melancholy; it's akin to a national pasttime to sit at Stormont and brood. They cling on to it as a cow on the cud and the end result is nothing but a form of hushed hate. Instead of encouragement, as a vague-looking Brexit looms, they appear to take pleasure in darkening with melancholia the electorate's aspirations.

wilson burgess


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