Labour party has forgotten its founding principles

Fergus Finlay’s loyalty to his former colleagues is admirable . . . to a point! (Irish Examiner, July 14).

Labour party has forgotten its founding principles

However, it is a pity that the Labour Party has abandoned both its core principles and the ‘working class’ people of Ireland when they need it most. It’s a pity that they have allowed the trade unions to become ‘mé féin’ and ‘I’m all right Jack’ unions (pun intended).

Any government which tolerates zero hours contracts do not serve the common good and is not fit for purpose.

They have allowed the trappings of ‘high office’ to blind them to the fact that the Labour Party is imploding whilst they prop up a right wing government not unlike Thatcher’s ‘Tories’.

It’s a pity that Finlay failed to mention that under Pat Rabbitte’s ‘stewardship’ as Minister for Energy and Communications that Bord Gais, with its huge customer base, was sold to Centrica (British Energy), now Shell.

This means the UK government will have a major influence in Irish energy into the future.

Joe Brennan

Ballinspittle

Co Cork

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