Saturday 10 December 2016

Opposition parties playing on fears

Published 13/01/2011 | 05:00

As one who has never been affiliated with any political party in Ireland I am now totally committed to the Fianna Fail party. This commitment has resulted from the fact that, from my perspective, the opposition does not have a creative thought in their heads and it is apparent when they talk about 'change' they have only one objective in mind -- transferring power for the sake of ego.

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All oppositions have a moral obligation to put forward meaningful proposals to earn the people's trust and votes. From my reading of Labour, Fine Gael and Sinn Fein, they are constantly playing on people's fears and emotions. An honourable opposition seeks to reach the better angles of the human spirit without the violence of speech whose purpose is to incite and divide.

Vincent J Lavery
Dalkey, Co Dublin

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