Irish Leader’s Unexpected Embrace of Socialism Is Causing a Stir

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“After 10 years at the helm of Ireland’s dominant political party, Prime Minister Bertie Ahern marked the occasion recently with a surprising revelation – a political coming out of sorts – that has had Ireland in a spin.

His declaration was as simple as it was unexpected: ‘I am one of the few socialists left in Irish politics,’ he said in an interview with The Irish Times on Nov. 13, shocking his colleagues, infuriating his opponents and bewildering the public into wondering what kind of leader it had elected.”

FF the workers party? I think not, but it got the headlines, perhaps the next election will see a real swing to the left. And joe Higgins suit returned with some FF seats.