Previous Jenga tower wobbles caused by the Justice trinity Alan Shatter, Frances Fitzgerald, and Charlie Flanagan have destabilised the government but they’ve all maintained their credibility with successful moves. Enda Kenny who is believed to have built the tower now watches from the back of the room after some sketchy two handed move which cost him his credibility as a Jenga master. Meanwhile players like Peter Fitzpatrick, Tony McLoughlin, and Catherine Byrne all threaten to pull bricks from the bottom of the tower block despite Leo dong his best to explain to them just how the game works.
First time player Shane Ross has done surprisingly well but he’s also likely to cause a tower collapse having made several unpredictable moves already.
What else can you say about the latest Fine Gael controversy, I can’t help but think that Denis Naughten is some kind of character from Demolition Man, a politician from the 90’s frozen in time only to be brought back to life in 2018 to do a dodgy broadband deal worth over €500m. Either Naughten has not learned from the past, is unaware of much we now despise corruption, or is completely blind to potential conflicts of interest that could arise from being best buddies with the bidders of the National Broadband Plan.
Denis Naughten should not have been allowed to resign, he should have been thrown out of government, he’s either corrupt, incompetent, or downright stupid for allowing this to happen. His actions have brought the Jenga clock one minute closer to midnight, and as soon as it strikes 12 the tower is falling over, the question is whose move is it now and how long more can the Government survive.