Thursday 25 May 2017

This matter shows need for real principles

I read with interest that Jim McDaid (Irish Independent, April 28) said of giving up his pension: "Thankfully I'm not in a situation where I'm dependent on the money, but at the end of the day it's a matter of principle." He also said that pensions protect politicians from being "head-hunted" by the private sector and to "alleviate corruption".

How many of his principled colleagues fell on their swords over the last number of years?

Maybe, just maybe, in the future we might get politicians who have principles, and would have the respect of the "mob", as Dr McDaid refers to the very people who elected him.

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