Water charges should be funded through general taxation – FF September 12, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
Fianna Fáil has proposed that the water system be paid for through general taxation and that the principle of charging for usage should be abolished for good. The party made the proposals in a statement to the commission on how water services should be funded.
But as interesting is the political calculation by FF itself in coming to this decision. Is their sense that attempting to impose water charges is now impossible, that too many people in the state are antagonistic to the current (suspended) model? And if so what are the implications of that both for FF and for matters more broadly?