The Politics of COVID-19


  • Kieran Allen Socialist Workers Network


The Irish political elite revel in international praise. It affirms their entry into a broader cosmopolitan world and helps give them a veneer of being ‘progressive’. They will have been delighted with comments made by David Nabarro, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Special Envoy on COVID-19, who praised Ireland’s response, stating that ‘I do rate what you have done to a high level.' Unfortunately, Mr Nabarro is confusing the response of the Irish people with that of their government.