With politicians working themselves into a lather over chicken tikka masala while the rest of the country battles foot-and-mouth, the tabloids are not the only ones having a field day.

Lincoln IFA Terence O'Halloran, who has a masters degree in insurance, has hit the spot with his book If Only Politicians Had Brains.

O'Halloran says the book, launched on Tuesday, is all about the “government diverting the public's attention from what really matters to what seems to matter”.

Our politicians? Surely not.