Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week May 22, 2016Posted by Garibaldy in Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week.
Eoghan Harris is in great form this week.
That is why the Labour parliamentary party’s failure to provide a seconder for Alan Kelly is beyond belief. Because Kelly was the only leader who might have lifted that party’s morale.
Far from facing the fact that Labour needed a fighting alpha male like Kelly, the party leadership preferred cagey and cautious characters like Howlin and Sherlock.
In fact, it so disliked Kelly’s combative style that it brazenly disenfranchised its own rank and file membership, which was looking for someone a lot harder than Howlin.
Why the antipathy against Kelly’s honest passion for power? Surprisingly, Patrick Pearse rather than James Connolly can supply an answer.
Pearse sardonically remarked that the greatest fear of the Irish bourgeoisie was to be seen going down Grafton Street with a brown paper parcel.
Alan Kelly is Labour’s brown paper parcel. He is not politically correct, not loved by the cosmopolitian media, not in thrall to the liberal agenda, and comes from a humble background.
But Spartacus Kelly was just what the rank and file of the party needed to restore its fighting spirit.
Surely he means SpartAK47us?