Sunday, May 06, 2007

Who dares to speak of '77

The way things used to be, originally uploaded by missfitzphotos.

I thought it was timely to post a photo of the 1977 Fianna Fail election manifesto for a variety of reasons. This was a ground breaking election for the party then, and my memory is of much simpler and much less sophisticated times.

Having said that, the Manifesto is probably the height of election swindling, in that it is full of empty, vague promises with little structure or thought behind them. A little like the recent promise to remove stamp duty in the Republic for first time buyers in this years election.

Looking back is not always healthy, but it can be salutory

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