Thursday, 3 October 2013

Please Vote No

 
The main reason to vote No tomorrow is to send a strong message to Government that we are not fools and we do not like being lied to. They lied to get power and they continue to lie as they exercise power.  They say abolishing the Seanad will mean political reform – this is a lie. They say abolishing the Seanad will save €20million – this is a lie. They say abolishing the Seanad will mean less politicians – this is a lie.  Since they were elected they have ruled with an iron fist. They dismiss any real debate. The Budget is only days away. Each of their budgets has been marked by unfairness and inequity, each budget more regressive than the last. I am no defender of the current Seanad. It is a creature of the political establishment.  Like all our political structures it could benefit from REAL political reform.  However if it is abolished as a pretence for “political reform” it will be a major boost to dishonest, uncaring and autocratic politics. We are right to expect better and we should demand better from our politicians. Please Vote No. Mary