Last January on the eve of Brexit, with vice-president Mairead McGuinness presiding, Nigel Farage delivered his final speech to the European Parliament. “If you disobey the rules, you get cut off,” she said in a tone that suggested some serious, inner eye-rolling. Within the year, she has leaped from vice-president of the European Parliament to the European Commission, filling the seat vacated by Phil Hogan following his Covid-busting Irish holiday. As Miriam Lord wrote at the time, that directness explains why certain Fine Gael lads call her “Elbows McGuinness . On Wednesday, January 27th at 6.30pm, Mairead McGuinness talks to Kathy Sheridan in an event titled “Yes, commissioner”.
Source: The Irish Times January 17, 2021 06:00 UTC