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Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week June 4, 2017

Posted by Garibaldy in Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week.
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Like last week, it looks like there might be a raft of stuff not up yet.

Given the housing crisis in Dublin and the insanity of the rental market there, thought it worthwhile just flagging up this kite-flying exercise for students to live in containers converted into bedsits. There’s also a story on the low number of people punished for illegally renting out their flats on a short-term basis. Steady on there Sindo, or you’ll be accused of real journalism.

The incoming taoiseach of course attracts comment. The Sindo takes the opportunity to, in a by the by sort of way, describe class politics as a form of identity politics, a favoured tactic of the US right.

While Mr Varadkar would be among the first to eschew what is called identity politics, a tendency for people of a particular religion, race, sexual orientation or social background to form political alliances, it was particularly appropriate for him to recognise the significance of his own election, specifically his statement that it shows prejudice has no hold in this Republic.

Where to start with the idea that there is no prejudice in a state the laws, education, and health system of which still reflect to a great extent the teachings of one particular brand of religion. There’s no racism in the US now Obama’s been president either.

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1. WorldbyStorm - June 4, 2017

“a tendency for people of a particular religion, race, sexual orientation or social background to form political alliances,”

What on earth do they think FG is if not a function of a tendency for people of particular social background(s) to form political alliances?

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EWI - June 4, 2017

‘A bunch of slightly dim rugby players’ (the Marc Coleman demographic), among others.

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2. roddy - June 4, 2017

“This Republic” is often quoted by those who despise those who fought for a real Republic from 1916 on.

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