Feck the begrudgers

Dublin Maser hope

 In an article in today’s Irish Times, John Waters was extremely fatalistic about the prospects of the Reform Alliance, the new, not yet political party lead by Lucinda Creighton.

He laments the missed opportunity. The reform ship has sailed and she’s still standing on the dock.

This defeatist attitude is precisely why our little country is so banjaxed.  People accept that that the system is inherently corrupt, that nothing will change, that politicians are all the same, that our leaders are only looking after their own interests. And so we do nothing, and the status quo continues and it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Lucinda is a politician who is raising her head above the parapet and is prepared to challenge that status quo.

Tomorrow’s conference hopefully represents the first stage of a process that could effect  genuine change in Irish politics and offer voters a real alternative to the current identikit parties.

And they should be given a chance to show what they are capable of. They haven’t yet published a single policy and already the media are dismissing the entire enterprise.

We should welcome anyone in Irish politics who is prepared to take positive action and not just sit on the sidelines issuing criticism and denials and we should embrace the idea of change that they represent.

And just to put our money where our mouths are, the two Macs will be there at the RDS bright and early tomorrow…

This entry was posted in Ireland, Media, Politics and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s