This Irish Water lark really is the gift that keeps on giving.
During the week, the gubmint had a rethink. They are now going to bill us at a flat rate [thereby eliminating any argument that it’s about conservation]. The new rate is capped at an "affordable" rate, which I suppose is quite affordable if you're on nearly ninety thousand a year which is what those gombeens in gubmint get paid. The rate is capped until 2019, and a law will be introduced to ensure that Irish Water will not be privatised.
Claiming to put a cap on the tax until 2019 really shows the gubmints contempt for the people. There are those who will be taken in by this ploy but anyone with any intelligence will spot that this is a "loss leader" to get people to sign up. One they have signed into the scam the tax will skyrocket through the roof. And as for passing a law to prevent Irish Water from being privatised – they can just as quickly introduce another law cancelling out the first. Smoke and mirrors. Three card tricks.
Then of course there is the tactic of divide and conquer. This reached a high point yesterday when some gobshite in the Dáil compared water protesters to the ISIS fighters.
Now I have seen a water bomb smack Burton on the back of the neck, and I have seen the crowds surrounding said Burton's car but I don't think there has been any kidnapping, rapes or beheading? Have protesters been sending kidnap videos to RTE? What have I been missing?
I would put it to that fucking red-neck twat that his proposal of "nipping the protests in the bud" is far more reminiscent of an old Soviet style of state where dissenters must be squashed and eradicated.
He seems to be trying to give the impression that the protesters are all middle class well heeled Dubliners trying to live off the backs of the poor country folk?
I wonder what all those Dublin folk are doing down in Cork today?