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Thread: Direct Democracy Ireland claims to have 4,000 members and 11 offices

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    Default Direct Democracy Ireland claims to have 4,000 members and 11 offices

    In an interview with Ocean FM last month, Ben Gilroy who is contesting Meath East on behalf of DDI, claims DDI have offices in Letterkenny, Cavan, Meath (x2), Kildare, Mayo, Tipperary, Waterford, Dublin (x3) and new ones "opening in all counties" and that the party has 4,000 members.

    I've never seen any offices nor met any of their supporters.

    This all seems a bit difficult to believe.

    What do people think of the party anyway?


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    Encouraging if true. Expect the usual smears from the Establishment parties about funding etc.
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    If true it is good news. Ireland needs new parties. Not just one or two. But about five.

    It should not prove surprising. The people are desperate for different options.

    When we see people telling opinion polls that they would seriously considering voting for the party that is led by Meehaul Martin (of all people), then we see clear evidence that there is a desperate lack of options out there.
    Coveney's ambition is the be Ireland's next EU Commissar and Ireland will pay a price as he builds his CV to position himself sufficiently loyal to the nEU empire.

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    I very much doubt they have anything like 4000 members. These people can't even define what they stand for beyond calling a referendum on everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honecker View Post
    These people can't even define what they stand for beyond calling a referendum on everything.
    I would have thought having 'a referendum on everything' was the whole point of any direct democracy movement?

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    Are these the cranks who think there should be recall elections for TDs if you get 5,000 signatures?

    Imagine the anarchy that would bring to our politics, which is already dominated by the paranoia of our backbench TDs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Tubbs View Post
    Are these the cranks who think there should be recall elections for TDs if you get 5,000 signatures?

    Imagine the anarchy that would bring to our politics, which is already dominated by the paranoia of our backbench TDs
    Wouldn't that be an idea worth voting for? Get rid of the coffin surfers, the useless and the parasites with 5000 signatures? Those in the Dail would never allow it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by niall78 View Post
    I would have thought having 'a referendum on everything' was the whole point of any direct democracy movement?
    I wouldn't really be up for voting on how long the traffic lights should stay green for or voting to elect national school principles to be honest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Tubbs View Post
    Are these the cranks who think there should be recall elections for TDs if you get 5,000 signatures?

    Imagine the anarchy that would bring to our politics, which is already dominated by the paranoia of our backbench TDs
    No, Moron.

    Heres the DDI lad from Waterford. I would encourage people here to get involved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honecker View Post
    I very much doubt they have anything like 4000 members. These people can't even define what they stand for beyond calling a referendum on everything.
    You are missing the entire point. The purpose is to push power from the whip system to the people.
    ..the Irish nation can become other than white, by privileging the voices of the racialised and subverting state immigration but also integration policies. – Ronit Lentin

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