Tuesday 17 October 2017

Outgoing Government showed we don't live in a democracy

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In the aftermath of this 2016 General Election, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the outgoing Fine Gael/Labour administration. I do this because they have perhaps done the greatest service to our people since independence. Fine Gael and Labour have made us realise that we do not live in a democracy.

When all the spin and nonsense is stripped away, what is a democracy if not an arrangement where the people are supreme? And if there is ever a dispute between an organ of the State and the people, which must stand down? Clearly, the outgoing Government believe it is the people.

We have seen contempt for our Dáil, and by extension the people, by the members of the outgoing Fine Gael and Labour Government. What is the primary purpose of our Dáil? Hint - it is not the passing of legislation. The first thing our Dáil does is to elect what we call a government.

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