“They keep talking about offering an alternative to “working people”. But we’re all working people. Well, except for the unemployed, and I presume they want to offer them an alternative too. What we are is a deeply conservative people with broad agreement on where we want to go, if slightly different views on how to get there.” (Irish Times, 20 May 2008)
Ahhh, the conservative Irish.
Funnily enough, there’s a report on Irish conservatism, especially Irish Catholic conservatism, and what it did when it had complete and utter sway in this country, due to be released today.
Irish conservatism. Embrace it, before it embraces you.