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Singing the praises of our government — 4 Comments

  1. Would some of your flooding problems be linked to a housing boom based on building new estates on flood plains, contrary to old-fangled advice from the kind of folk who grew up in those parts? Certainly the case in the UK – not that it should make us less sympathetic to the poor sods now flooded out of the only homes ever within their means.

    As some have been saying in the UK, if this was happening in India there'd be street collections and overseas aid donations by now. But because the victims are working people ill-mannered enough to try and own their own homes instead of putting up with state hovels all the middle class Oxfam and Greenpeace groupies do is point and sneer.

    I'm also surprised the professional fuss-bucket class haven't found a way to link climate change to that annoying peasant predilection for fags & booze yet, but it'll come.

    • I feel for those who are affected by the flooding.  The real culprits are the various planning departments who gave permission to build on flood plains and other areas liable to flooding.  Others to blame would be those who interfere with the natural flow of the rivers [looking at you, ESB with your "environmentally friendly" hydro schemes?].  Not only will they have to pay massive insurance premiums, assuming they can get insurance at all, but they will never be able to sell their properties.

      And did you not know that cigarette smoke contributes 58 trillion tons of CO2 into the atmosphere each day?

  2. I'm just waiting to hear the leader of a political party promise free rowing boats to householders on the Shannon and other flood plains. Then when the general election is over the new government will slap a  tax on all rowing boats.

    • At least our army and navy have found a purpose at last?   They are rapidly becoming Ireland's transport service.

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