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The condemnation of Peter Casey’s ill-informed views was hypocritical

Presidential candidate Peter Casey, “a man who had no problem kicking an already despised minority in Irish society”.  Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

Presidential candidate Peter Casey, “a man who had no problem kicking an already despised minority in Irish society”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Before the elites write off those who voted for Peter Casey as a basket of deplorables, they might consider what part they have played themselves in creating a state of affairs where a significant protest vote ensued.

Because that was what the Casey vote was about – people signalling that they are sick of the sanctimony of the current opinion-formers and office-holders.

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