We now have a new gubmint after an election that took place at the start of February. Yup – five months to sort themselves out.
In that election, the clear favourite was SF [Sinn Féin] who topped the polls just about everywhere and the only reason they didn’t have a clear majority of seats was that they didn’t run enough candidates.
The outgoing mob FG [Fine Gael] were dumped into third place with the likes of Varadkar and Harris [our boy child Health Minister] barely scraping in after many counts and recounts.
The one clear message that everyone agreed upon was that Ireland wanted a real change in governance. They were sick of the old FG/FF [Fianna Fáil] mob and wanted something new.
What did they get?
The old FF/FG mob again.
What really pisses me off was the political manoeuvrings whereby SF were deliberately and unashamedly excluded from any negotiations to form a new gubmint. I am no great lover of SF but they were the clear choice of the electorate and to exclude them from negotiations was anti-democratic in the extreme. FF and FG have been political rivals for some reason despite having almost identical manifestos, but they were prepared to put the rivalry to one side just to keep SF out and to get their arses back into the high pay jobs.
And to cap it all, our new leader is Micheál Martin.
He s the cunt whose most proud achievement was to bring in the smoking ban.
Is it no wonder that I am thoroughly disillusioned with Irish politics?