Friday 20 October 2017

Michael McDowell: Our Constitution will lie in tatters if we go ahead with this foolishness

Abolition of our second chamber is not 'reform', it's an anti-democratic power grab on the part of Government

TOTAL CONTROL: Without the checks-and-balances function of the Seanad, the Irish parliament will
become a rubberstamp one
TOTAL CONTROL: Without the checks-and-balances function of the Seanad, the Irish parliament will become a rubberstamp one

Michael McDowell

The Government apparently hopes that Ireland will sleepwalk into the destruction of our democracy and the wrecking of our Constitution in a referendum at the end of the political silly season.

If the 32nd Amendment of the Constitution Bill is approved by the Irish people, there will be very serious and irreversible consequences.

Absolute control over the State will be handed to the Government that controls the Dail through the uniquely Irish, vicious party whip system. The Dail will be left as the unchallengeable rubber stamp of ministers. Our democracy will lie in tatters.

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