ESB wildcats go walkabout
TWO cheers for the Green Party. Am I pulling your leg ?
No, not at all. Green Party ministers John Gormley and Eamon Ryan are showing more backbone as a small party in government than Labour or the Progressive Democrats ever did. Indeed, more backbone than scores of Fianna Fail backbenchers. And much more than Taoiseach Brian Cowen.
Former Labour leader Dick Spring used to buckle to order when in coalition with Albert Reynolds or Garret FitzGerald. Whenever a political or economic crisis threatened, Dick wobbled. Ditto the Progressive Democrats.