Always searching for the middle ground… November 22, 2012Posted by WorldbyStorm in Irish Politics.
…not much time to discuss this, but there’s something about thediscourse emerging on a ‘middle ground’ on abortion legislation which is fairly irritating. It’s not just the sense that this is an artifact of the need, as it is perceived, to generate political cover to introduce any future measures (though when is an interesting question). It’s also the feeling that said middle ground – at least for the most part – didn’t have the nerve to stand up back in April when Collins, Daly and Wallace attempted to introduce legislation. Indeed they were notable by their absence. So for them suddenly to manifest is… surprising. And then the sense that this middle ground is curiously vague about just what constitutes the ‘middle ground’. Is it legislation for X, or X plus, or less than X?