This coalition has completely gone rogue...
I remember correctly that Gilmore stood up that day and announced that it was either "Labours way or Frankfurts way.." and Leo Varadkar stated that the sentiment inside Fine Gael was "Not one red cent...."
Their actions in government however is to the exact contrary. These parties were not voted in because they were entitled to it after sitting so long on the opposition benches, they were not voted in because they're great craic down the pub. They were voted in on their promises, their proposals and their discussions with the Irish people. The people of Ireland sent a clear message and now the government have done a complete u-turn. How is this democratic? How is this a legitimate government? Are we to obey an illegitimate government?
When Pat Rabbitte was asked last night on TWIP if Labour had lied to the people that voted for them, his answer was "but sure isn't that what you do during an election campaign". Some backbenchers might stick their chest out a bit because they're getting the brunt of it in their local constituency offices but the cronies up top rely on remoteness from the very people they claim to represent. The EU of course love their stooges. Another group of eejits to control for another term. Seeing Enda Kenny strutting down the aisle today at the EU Peace Prize ceremony thinking he was the dogs b0llox would lead any reasonable individual to think that our Taoiseach is afraid. He's reluctant to engage with voters and the people of Ireland because he fears their choice will not equate what he is being told to do. All of this demonstrates clear contempt for democracy.
This is not what the people of Ireland voted for.