If you consider that it is the duty of our Government to defend its citizens against hostile elements, then I would contend that FF has failed to do this in relation to signing the bank guarantee, which now appears will bankrupt the country, inflict further paycuts and job losses on our people, as well as force thousanads to leave the country.
While I blame FF primarily for our economic woes, the austerity measures might have worked although painful for ordinary people. But having the bank bailout imposed on us, because FF gave a blanket guarantee, which has hoisted another 40-50 billion of sovereign debt onto the Irish people, rendering us with an impossible debt.
Its not as though there were no people or groups opposed to the blanket guarantee, the unions and Labour party spring to mind, as well a few economists, who now appear to have been proved right in the fears they expressed at the time.
FF have capitulated to the banks and bondholders, rather than showing any backbone and standing up for our people in the face of adversity. I would contend this constitutes a betrayal of the Irish people in our hour of need by FF, which can only be described as treasonous.
While I would always subscribe to peaceful change of Government, assuming this is done in the coming months, we should now be seeking that the new Government, along with beginning the rebuilding of our country, should ensure that those FF/ Green/ PD/ Independents who were party to this betrayal, are tried for treason, economic treason if you wish and sentenced accordingly.