The Irish Water fiasco rumbles on.
The latest is that they have more or less decided to scrap water charges and pay for the service out of general taxation [as we have been doing for generations].
However…. They are worried that in doing so they will be breaking the law. Not our law but the fucking EU law.
If ever there was proof needed that Ireland has lost its sovereignty and independence, this is it. The people don’t want these charges. We revolted en masse with street marches and refusal to pay, and even brought down a government in the process. We already pay for our water and refuse to pay on the double for it. Yet somehow the EU trumps this democratic movement and can impose their law on us.
The latest crap is that they are talking about still applying an “excess usage” levy in the hopes that this will appease Brussels, by why the fuck should they be appeased? By definition, a sovereign state shouldn’t have to tug the forelock for anyone, let alone a bunch of unelected cunts in a foreign country.
Of all the countries in the continent of Europe, we must have the least need to conserve water. Our problem is that we have too much of the fucking stuff and have a major problem getting rid of it. Ask anyone in the Shannon Basin about a lack of water and you are likely to get shot.
Of course if they do decide to introduce an “excess levy” we all know what will happen…
They will decide that anyone who uses in excess of 1,000 litres wil be fined at 1 cent a litre. The plebs will accept this as it won’t affect them.
A year or so later, the gubmint will declare that 1,000 is a little high and it will be reduced to 500 litres and the fine raised to €1 a litre.
This is followed by a reduction in allowance to 10 litres a day and fine of €10 a litre. No one can complain as they happily accepted the first limit and will be told that consequent adjustments are just that – little adjustments.
Sooner or later they will decide that metering is too expensive, so they reduce the daily allowance to 0 and just charge us for all water like they always wanted.
I honestly don’t know which is worse – the EU or that shower of arse licking cunts in the Dáil.
They can fuck off, the whole lot of ’em.
There is an online petition to scrap this whole insane concept.