So, the folklore tale that is the five point plan Fine Gael conjured up has done a disappearing act from the official website. Nevertheless, I managed to dig it up somewhere and thought I'd have a gander over it. Now, at first glance there are some great things to be agreed upon such as changing the welfare system, abolishing airport taxes, prioritising cutting waste over new taxes, making the PS smaller and cheaper, a smaller government etc.
But then it goes on to say that 145 quangos will be abolished. FG have created more.
And then it goes on to say that politicians should lead by taking cuts at the top. I have to applaud FG for having a sense of humour, particularly when I got to this bit "FG will take on vested interests - bankers, bondholders, unions", "we will keep taxes as low as possible".
What exactly is going on here?!