The “Marxists and Maoists” of the Labour Party. Surely not. May 7, 2014Posted by WorldbyStorm in Irish Politics.
Labour was “completely fixated with privatisation” and had made a remarkable journey from its “Marxist and Maoist” principles, he said.
Uh-huh? “Marxist and Maoist” principles? The Irish Labour Party? That can’t be right. But do go on…
Mr Ryan, who was a senior member of the last government, said he had anticipated Labour would win the 2011 general election and block the divestment of energy assets
The Green Party signed the troika agreement on the potential sale of State assets because it expected the Labour Party would not follow through with privatisation, Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has said.
Still, interesting that that would be said. Perhaps an indication that public sentiment is against such privatisations and sales of public assets – and/or a bid to try to recapture some of the soft centre left and left ground the GP abandoned in the 2007 period onwards.
On a more serious note… From the Irish Times:
The Data Protection Commissioner has ruled that Minsiter [sic] for Justice Alan Shatter broke the law by revealing on live television that gardai had cautioned independent TD Mick Wallace for using his mobile phone while driving.
Never! Not that it seems to make any difference for the wagons are circling yet again about this most embattled of Ministers.
However, public declarations of support from Mr Kenny and Mr Gilmore mean that the Minister’s position is not under immediate threat.