Bruce Arnold

Critic of Public Affairs, writing about art, theatre, music and politics

Lisbon Betrayal Underlines Need for New Political Force

If the future survival of this tottering and absurd Fianna Fail-Green Party regime is to depend on the 'new programme for government' then God help us all. What has been cooked up between the negotiators is no more than a fig leaf engendered in a political hothouse of panic. The Greens should reject it and face the reality of the mistake they have made. They will earn more respect for that than for sustaining an administration that can get nothing right.