I see the Idiot Varadkar is on whinging about road deaths again.
He is pleading with us to "take care" on the roads because the way things are going, this year more people are going to be killed on the roads than last year.
These pleas to "take care" never fail to amuse me. What the fuck does he think happens? Are the boy racers going to be doing the ton down the M5 when they suddenly remember the plea to "take care" so they slam on the breaks and drive like they're in a Morris Minor? Are we all supposed to drive with a man and a red flag in front of us because we want Varadcar's figures to look good, and he did ask us so nicely?
I have news for him. I always drive with care, not because he asks me to but simply because I don't want to put a dent in the car. Nothing he says or does is going to make the blindest bit of difference to the way I drive. And frankly the very last thing on my mind when I'm driving is Varadcar's Pearls of Wisdom.
I have more than a suspicion that he couldn't give a shite if people are killed . What he really cares about is that his record of ever decreasing deaths is about to be broken. He's not going to get any bragging rights in Brussels from that!
What he needs to realise is that he will never eliminate deaths on the road. There are tens of thousands of vehicles on the roads at any one time, so the odds are that quite a few are going to be driven by morons, so statistically those morons are going to kill people sooner or later.
It's a sad fact of life but the only way to stop so many deaths on the road is to stop handing out licences to any young kid who is able to drive twice around the town square on a sunny afternoon without hitting anyone.