Some people believe in Santa.
Some people believe in the tooth fairy.
And laughable as it may seem, some people actually still believe that Ireland is a democracy.
I watched Vincent Browne last night as there was nothing else on and I didn’t feel like going out. I’m quite glad I did.
Joe Costello was on the panel. For those who haven’t a clue who Joe Costello is, he is the Labour representative for Dublin Central, and running up to the last election, Labour were the Great White Hope in a time of utter chaos.
The Labour Manifesto was quite clear on many issues. Since the election they have rowed back on just about every single issue. For two years in succession they voted against renewal of the bank guarantee [which was probably the worst guarantee ever formulated since the dawn of time]. Now that they are in power, they are voting for the fucking thing.
Browne quite rightly asked Costello whom he represented. Did he represent his constituents or did he represent the party? The answer was quite clear – he represented the party and his constituents could get stuffed. The programme is worth watching as it defines the expression “tearing a new arsehole”. My respect for Vinnie went up a notch or two.
Since the election, nothing has changed here. The old policies which were destroying this country are still being followed. Not one item has been changed. The poor are still being taxed out of existence while the rich get richer. But then no one should be surprised at this as the financial policies are not being decided here, but in Brussels. And Brussels couldn’t give a flying shite about the people of Ireland. All they are interested in is their fucking Euro and also that the German banks get paid back their gambling debts.
Holding an election here is futile. It will change nothing.
It is akin to changing the driver on the 15 bus – different driver; exactly the same route.
To be honest, I would have a stronger belief in Santa.