Next time, we go in for the kill
PEOPLE were predicting Independents' Day, but it seems what we actually got was Punishment Day. Both Government parties got a severe punishment beating courtesy of Sinn Fein and independents. And while Fianna Fail continues to defy those who thought it was going to wiped from the face of the earth, people still feel it needs some bit of a kicking for its time in government.
Working individually but as a whole, we administered a wake-up call – and we will probably get the result we deserve from it.
That result will not be the chaos that the political classes like to predict when they characterise us as a nihilistic electorate lashing out in all directions and rejecting mainstream politics. In fact, what these elections are likely to do is to give us a stable Government for the next two years and a better deal from that Government.