ColumnistsPaddy Murray

It’s high treason as lowlife politicians look out for No.1


THERE’S something stomach churning about the way much of our political opposition chortles with glee every time some kind of problem surfaces for the country.

This time, it’s the European decision to put Irish Water’s debts on our national balance sheet.

It’s a decision which could stymie efforts to boost services and keep tax rates higher and which has been brought about, almost entirely, by the boycott campaign led by the Shinners (now that it suits them) and our completely barmy lefties.

They help to create a problem – and then rejoice when it surfaces.

Just like their hero, the former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis who, having helped ruin his country’s economic recovery, rode off into the sunset on his motorbike with his millionaire wife on the back. He is now being accused of treason.

Our opposition rejoices in misery. Instead of actually doing anything positive, it foments dissent and promotes disquiet while offering not a single solution.

You could be forgiven for forgetting that, according to the OECD, we are among the richest and happiest people on the planet.

Not including, of course, our opposition politicians who are gagging to get into power and talk down Ireland at every opportunity in their efforts to do so.

None of this is to suggest that I think that the establishment of Irish Water was anything short of a stop-cock-up or that I’m in love with the government. It’s just that the alternative scares me.

Do we really want the country to be run by people who think the only laws they should obey are the ones they like, who think they have the right to abuse those who have a different point of view and who believe that democratically elected politicians have no right to behave democratically?