It would almost be funny if it wasn’t so serious.
Our gubmint has basically done three things in the last couple of years.
First it threw open the doors and welcomed any and every migrant who wanted to enter. Our gubmint’s priority here is to look as good as possible on the international stage. Now the problem here is that there’s a housing shortage, leading to spiralling house prices, leaving thousands of locals without anywhere to live. And they are pouring immigrants into this problem.
Then along comes Ukraine and our gubmint makes a big show of welcoming in as many refugees as possible. Of course there was nowhere to put them so hotels were dragged into the mess and were soon filled up. But of course summer came along and they had to move the refugees and immigrants somewhere else to make room for tourists. So they moved them into student accommodation. But then comes autumn, the universities open and the students want their accommodation back. So the immigrants and refugees have to move out again. They built massive canvass camps with about sixteen people to a tent, but that wasn’t enough. Now the gubmint is pleading with us – if we have a spare room can we please give someone a bed?
Their next action is quite laudable on the face of it. They attracted foreign investment and did so very successfully. Companies flooded in and instead of building houses, builders built office blocks and data centres. The latter are very popular apparently and we have loads of them, with a lot more being built. It’s estimated that by 2030 they will be sucking up nearly a third of our entire electricity capacity. We are told that this is all a good thing as we have low unemployment and the money is just flooding in.
The third action is probably the most dangerous. To form a government they had to invite the Greens into coalition. The Greens of course are milking this at every step and have great visions of Ireland going back to the Stone Age. Roads are being converted into cycleways and they are planning a town which will be entirely car-free. Naturally Warble Gloaming features large on the Green agenda so we have to do everything possible to “protect the environment” and this includes shutting down perfectly functional power stations solely because they burn fossil fuel, and building wind farms everywhere.
That brings us to the present day.
The country is now somewhat overcrowded, though we’re still taking in refugees and if that’s not bad enough we are in real danger of running out of power in the coming months. If the wind doesn’t blow for a period this winter we’re fucked. They have suddenly woken up to this impending problem, being probably the very last people in Ireland to realise that there is a problem. The dogs in the streets have been barking about it for the last year or two. The gubmint are on the verge of blind panic as they try to work out a solution to the problem for which they in large part created. They are frantically building a couple of gas fired stations [in spite of the Green’s objections] which won’t be ready until next year and probably won’t have any gas as the Russians have cut off the supply to Europe.
The solution to all the problems is simple. We move a Ukrainian family into the garage and a Libyan family into the spare bedroom.
And then disconnect the electricity.