Political system has to change
Sir -- Your editorial (Sunday Independent, January 23, 2011) is exactly what this country needs. The absence of any conviction on the part of our politicians to implement such proposals represents a major problem in relation to the future of our country.
No political party has so far put forward any credible proposals that will seriously tackle our deep-seated problems. Every dog in the street knows our problems -- and has a solution for them -- except those who are paid handsomely to do so.
The reason is, of course, our political system is the problem, hence the reluctance of our politicians to change same. The general election creates a dilemma for a majority of Irish people as they are most reluctant to vote in Tweedledee instead of Tweedledum. The country cannot face into years of the same ineptitude!