Greens should put climate bill on hold

WHILE Ciaran Cuffe and the Greens have been in the wild blue yonder dreaming of an Irish paradise, unperturbed by the calamity dished up by the two Brians, they might imagine farmers, manufacturers, motorists, and others eagerly awaiting the Climate Bill and all the goodies it will bring.

What could be more promising and uplifting to the thousands on the dole, or the others who will join them, than to pile on new regulations and standards for lower emissions and bring that paradise a little closer to all?

John Gormley and the Greens abandoned their party’s principles to be in government.

And, now before they exit, never to return again to Dáil Eireann, they want to impose this last measure of their “greeness” on the country, as a legacy.

It shouldn’t matter, I suppose, that they have been derelict and in default as a coalition partner, with no real regard or reaction to the blunders, missteps, deception, and mismanagement by their cabinet colleagues.

No moral, political, or democratic authority can be claimed by the Greens or Fianna Fáil, as their ludicrous spectacle of the past two years is extinguished to everyone’s utter relief.

If they had respect for the will of the voters, they would park that bill on the minister’s desk for his successor to carry forward.

But, if it is a legacy or trophy they seek to leave, they seem intent to plough ahead with this bill without regard to its impact in the short term or beyond.

John-Paul O’Driscoll


Co Dublin

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