We said they’d try it. That they’d try and pull the wool over people’s eyes again before we won! Today we read this from John Drennan: “IRISH WATER SHOCKER Fine Gael and Fianna Fail make secret pact to install more than 300,000 extra water meters in apartment blocks across the country” [Sorry, I know we should never read the Sun!].
What a show of pure arrogance and a total disregard for even any semblance of democracy. The real government of Fianna Fail and Fine Gael combined are currently doing backroom deals to do the bidding of their corrupt corporate masters and the neoliberalism of the EU! How much is Denis O’brien et al to make out of this latest deal?!
Last September 10th I posted a piece where I documented Fianna Fail’s lies and the the total lack of critical press around their spinning. You can view that piece here:
FIANNA FAIL LIARS! “ABOLISH” #WATERCHARGES MEANS ABOLISH WATER CHARGES!!
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Today we hear Barry Cowan of Fianna Fail say amongst other things that, “the current charging regime is now defunct” [current water charges defunct and NEW ONES ON THE WAY!!]. It’s alleged that 300,000 meters are going to be installed at the cost of approximately half a billion euros!!
Just a reminder of what Fianna Fail’s position was at the last election. On page 38 of the manifesto is stated clearly that they would “Abolish Irish Water and end water charges” it really doesn’t get much clearer than that does it?
WE, ALL OF US IN FAVOUR OF THE RIGHT2WATER ALSO WANT TO STOP THE WASTE!!! STOP THE EXCESSIVE LEAKS NOW!!! PROGRESSIVE TAXATION WINS!!
47% of our water is leaking through holes in the pipes but instead of investing in fixing the infrastructure, Fine Gael have spent €1bn of our money on Irish Water and a useless metering programme. Now they want to spend another €500m on metering for an ‘excess use’ that the Expert Commission on Water says doesn’t exist. It’s simple; stop the waste and fix the leaks!
No more excuses – water charges must be scrapped now!! “ABOLISH” MEANS ABOLISH!!! IT’S OUR WATER!!! REFERENDUM NOW!!!
If you want water charges scrapped once and for all, and a referendum to enshrine the ownership of public water and sanitation services in our constitution then join the demonstration at 2pm in Dublin on Saturday April 8th.
Facebook Event Page: Right2Water April 8th
Assembly points: Connolly Station and Heuston Station at 2pm on Saturday, 8th April 2017.
If you’re reading this as someone in favour of water charges perhaps have a read of what world renowned environmentalists have to say on issue in the following piece: “Two of the worlds most prominent environmentalists and leading experts on water have written to Green Party Senator Grace O’Sullivan, member of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Water, urging her not to support metered charges for so-called ‘excessive use’.
SENSE MUST PREVAIL!! DEMOCRACY MUST WIN OUT!! DEMOCRACY NOW!!