Far left pulling the strings on bin charge campaign
Published 19/10/2003 | 00:11
MAKE no mistake, the anti-bin-charge protest was never about local communities rising up spontaneously against an oppressive and unfair double tax. From the outset, the protest has been controlled, manipulated and orchestrated by the far left for political gain.
As far back as March, 2001, Gregor Kerr, the former secretary of the Federation of Dublin Anti-Water Charge Campaigns which successfully agitated for its abolition in 1996, published a manifesto detailing similar direct actions to be used to defeat the bin charges.
The two-year-old document Bin Charges - a Strategy to Win detailed the same tactics used during the last three weeks.