Parrots are often associated with prophecy, trickery, democracy, diplomacy, verbosity and the power to mimic. All of these elements are unfortunately evident within our current Irish government. Our politicians, like the parrot have the power to mimic, back each other up or pass the problem on to the next person. They cover the real meaning of their words up with “double dutch” in order to trick the general public and to allow room to do whatever they wish. The parrot stands heavy and grounded, his feet perched on “the little black book” which sits on top of a plinth made from white washed books which highlights our politicians white washed knowledge.