Sunday 19 November 2017

FLOATING VOTER PODCAST: People should remove their water meters and post them to Barry Cowen says Solidarity TD Paul Murphy

Campaigners against water charges say politicians will be 'held to account' if they go back on election pledges
Campaigners against water charges say politicians will be 'held to account' if they go back on election pledges

On this week’s show, Solidarity TD, Paul Murphy, joins INM's Kevin Doyle, Niall O'Connor and Philip Ryan to discuss the 'agreement' over the water report and FF's u-turn, why a swimming pool tax is actually needed and should the Dail prayer be abolished?

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Despite the furore over the water report these last few days between Fine Gael and Fianna Fail,  their agreement on the future of water charges and meters has been criticised and called bizarre by Paul Murphy who has long been campaigning against any water charges.

He is most critical of the measure to introduce meters in new house builds and sees this as the continued commodification of water.  His answer?  To dig up and remove the meters.

"I don't condemn the removal of water meters and they should post them to Barry Cowen instead," says Murphy on the Floating Voter who believes that acts of protest and civil disobedience against 'unjust laws' should be encouraged.

"The Right2Water campaign was a victory for our movement and the mass protests that we saw around the country, but it was sold short by Fianna Fail coming back to Fine Gael."

Each week on the Floating Voter, INM's political team discuss the main issues affecting Irish politics, bursting the bubble around Leinster House.  New episodes on Independent.ie every Thursday.

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