Fintan O'Toole: If the Government is innocent why is it acting so guilty?

The weirdness of this political crisis is that so far it is all cover-up and no crime

“How could Frances Fitzgerald possibly have forgotten reading such an explosive revelation in relation to the most politically destructive saga of recent years?”   Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

“How could Frances Fitzgerald possibly have forgotten reading such an explosive revelation in relation to the most politically destructive saga of recent years?” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

To grasp the sheer weirdness of the current political crisis, it is best to recall an experience that most parents have had at some stage. You walk into a room and your five-year-old looks up at you with a panicked expression: “It wasn’t me! I didn’t do it!”

But you can’t see any obvious damage, any evidence of a childish crime. And however hard you press, all the kid will say is “It wasn’t me! I didn’t do it.”

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