Let's not use water charges to defame the EU and ourselves
So now the European Union is trying to upend the February general election result. That allegation is calumnious - and it is also just plain silly.
Anti-Austerity Alliance TD Paul Murphy told the Dáil yesterday that the EU was seeking to set aside the Irish general election outcome - which he said was a vote against water charges.
Mr Murphy cited German socialist writer Bertolt Brecht when he said the EU Commission wanted "to dissolve the people and elect another". It's such a great line - shame it has nothing to do with our continuing to pour raw sewage into watercourses at 40 locations around the country.