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Claire Simpson: Julian Smith's sacking another win for 'the dodos'

Claire Simpson
It’s rare that any secretary of state gets praise from across the political spectrum, let alone be described by the taoiseach as “one of Britain’s finest politicians of our time” Julian Smith’s sacking last week in the most brutal cabinet reshuffle since Harold Macmillan’s 1962 ‘night of the long knives’ briefly united most of the main parties who branded his dismissal a mistake.