Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

“Judge of the Nations, spare us yet – Lest we forget, lest we forget” -Dan Boyle 2011 Leaflet February 17, 2011

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Many thanks to the sender who notes…..

Was given it today by a friend from Cork South Central – it’s Dan Boyle’s postal manifesto / Litir Um Thoghcháin.  There’s a rather strange quotation from of all people Rudyard Kipling:  “Judge of the Nations, spare us yet – Lest we forget, lest we forget”.

I looked it up – the quote comes from Kipling’s poem “Recessional”  ….. another stirring bit of that poem – “If, drunk with sight of power, we loose….”


6 Responses to ““Judge of the Nations, spare us yet – Lest we forget, lest we forget” -Dan Boyle 2011 Leaflet”

  1. Corrie Says:

    That quote made me turn over and read the entire leaflet when it arrived to my home. The quote worked, it was the only freepost letter I read, and it makes me look at the GP in a new light; I may even vote for Boyle this time out.

  2. Blaming the GP for the FF…ing debacle that culminated in our loss of national sovereignty (and soon to see, loss of national assets like ESB, Coillte etc.) while looking afresh at FF…ing Duckie (Micheal Martin) as a potential new leader is grossly unfair. The GP at worst were a bit naive (we’d all be in our first government esp. with the likes of FF). Dan is not the worst and the GP deserve to at least survive the election. I’m voting for Mary White though not my no. 1 as that goes to Ann Phelan of the Labour Party.

    • Seanie Says:

      The outgoing government would not have been able to do the damage they did without the support of the Green Party and a few independents. The Greens’ price was very low too – core policies were cast aside in the rush for power. Outright opposition to Incineration was softened to just opposition in Gormley’s constituency and they melted on incineration in Cork and Meath. “US Troops out of Shannon” became “What US Troops?”, Opposition to the N3 ploughing up a national monument at Tara disappeared and “No to the Corrib Gas Pipleline” disappeared as the Garda batons cracked on the skulls of local people standing up for their community. Capitulation on a grand scale for the sake of power.

  3. Steven Says:

    He hardly had a chance before and that was when the Greens where popular!

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