The next generation of politicians

On a recent radio programme, The Late Debate I think, a group of young politicians, mostly councilors, were asked about their ambitions for themselves and Ireland.

It was a depressing experience as each one came across as a clone of their respective parties – no vision, no radicalism whatsoever.

One of them was asked how she would improve the political system and, incredibly, assured the nation that she was doing great work on getting pot holes repaired in her area.

When the (very puzzled) presenter put the question again the young politician was completely stumped, had no idea what to say, spluttered a couple of inanities before being rescued by the meaningless waffle of a fellow politician.

Roll on the young, ‘enlightened’ generation.

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