Even in worst nightmare, I could not have imagined this treachery
Green Party TDs and senators are engaged in a pitiable attempt to save their collective hides, writes Willie O'Dea
Published 28/11/2010 | 05:00
ON The Late Late Show a few months back, I raised concerns about the Greens' attitude to collective Cabinet responsibility. At the time, I was talking about the Greens' agreeing unpopular measures at the Cabinet table and then getting their colleagues and apparatchiks to create the illusion that they were really against them.
But even in my worst nightmares I never imagined that the Greens could do anything as corrosive and offensive to our constitutional system of government as they perpetrated last Monday.
Working alongside the Greens in government, I gradually began to learn that theirs