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Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Mick Wallace poem

I have a new poem on Irish Left Review.
It was provoked by the reaction to the Mick Wallace V.A.T. issue.

Mick Wallace ran on the platform of 'A New Politics'. He was a T.D. for only 14 months when he co-sponsored (with Joan Collins and Clare Daly) the bill to legislate the the X-Case. It was the first attempt to legislate for abortion in Irish history. Seems like a new politics to me. Given that in the 20 years since the X-Case not a single T.D., not one, had the courage to attempt to legislate on this issue. Just saying.