Back in 2002 our gubmint of the day decided to make an investment.
Supreme Cunt Bertie Ahern ordered 7,000 electronic voting machines.
No one really knows why he did this. He claimed that if we didn’t have them that we would be the laughing stock of Europe, which seems a little off beam as most other countries don’t have them either. But then logic was never Ahern’s strong point. He maintained that for people to vote using a pen and ballot paper was old hat and he wanted to brag to all his pals in Brussels that we were a high-tech country. Now the wish to brag sounds a lot more like Ahern. The little shit always did like the limelight.
What Ahern failed to realise is that the old system works. Pens don’t get viruses and rarely break down. They are pretty much fool proof.
The new voting machines were a different kettle of maggots altogether. They were flaky. They were unreliable. Worst of all, they were wide open to tampering. In short, they were the last thing people wanted to use when dealing with a totally corrupt system like our gubmint.
So for the last ten years all 7,000 machines have been sitting around cluttering up the place in various storage depots.
Our current gubmint has decided to dump the machines as the storage fees are mounting. They now have to find a way of dumping them.
Total cost of this fiasco – €55,000,000
Current value – €0