Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Green on Green Action?

Looks like we finally have a new government. Fianna Fail and the Green Party have finally managed to come to an agreement on a draft program for government.
The 90-page document is to be put to a special Green Party conference tomorrow afternoon and will also be discussed by the Fianna Fáil Parliamentary Party.

I think there is still a long way to go before Thursdays meeting of the Dail. It's one thing to get politicians to agree around a table it's another to get the grass roots of a party to follow. Thet tend to be more fanatical than their leaders and a lot less willing to compromise. The next 5 years of Irish government now depend on the few hundred Green Party members that show up for a conference in Dublin tomorrow.

Personally I think it would be a good thing to see the Greens in government. We need change of some kind and Fianna Fail/Progressive Democrats/Independents would see no change at all, except for the people of South Kerry who can now expect a windfall of government projects as Jackie Healy-Rae and John O'Donoghue vie for the affections of their constituents.

1 comment:

ciaran said...

>>It's one thing to get politicians to agree >>around a table it's another to get the >>grass roots of a party to follow

Can't see it not happening. If their leadership have given the thumbs up, they'll surely follow. They want their party in government anyway. Done deal me thinks but what would i know!