Yesterday’s ‘compromise’. Isn’t this water ‘deal’ what was offered already? April 25, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
Well, another day, another day. No signs of movement between FG and FF in relation to the negotiations over government (btw the Phoenix hinted that perhaps the real talks are somewhere else).
Fine Gael is willing to offer Fianna Fáil a temporary suspension of water charges in a bid to end the political deadlock.
Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny is understood to have told the Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin he will pause the levies while an independent commission explores a new charging regime.
This was yesterday.
Oddly though this seems to be near identical to the ‘deal’ on offer four days ago. For on the 22nd NewsTalk and other outlets reported:
It was suggested yesterday that the parties were close to an agreement on government formation, after reaching a compromise on suspending water charges until a fairer system is brought in.
Not surprising then that some think the whole dance is a charade – whether to position either party in the best light as the other walks away from a ‘deal’ it cannot make, or a ‘deal’ is already done and this is merely the optics surrounding it.