Friday 20 January 2017

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.

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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

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