"Protests come and go" the great white austerity shark Noonan told us last week. He further insulted the hundreds of thousands of ordinary people who marched through driving rain by calling them the 'opposition' "having their last rally around the water issue".
Noonan is wrong on all counts - this is not just the opposition marching. Many of the same people who voted for Fine Gael and Labour three and a half years ago are out protesting. The nationwide protesters from last weekend will be back on the 10th of December and contrary to Noonan's wise saws and jurassic instances, this protest might just stay at Leinster House until Fine Gael and Labour opt for the only referendum that really counts - A General Election.
Noonan, like Kenny, is missing the big picture, he serves at our pleasure and we are displeased. Gone are the days where Noonan can shout 'pull' and another two peasants fly through the air as he opens up with a 12 gauge. Noonan's gobshittery that people would leave taps running as a justification for IrishWater makes as much sense as a ban on buffet dinners in a bid to halt the epidemic of peasants exploding from gorging on 'free' food. Not happy to have Noonan make shit of us on his own, Kenny decided to lecture us from the Fine Gael Presidential Dinner at the Hilton Hotel with a lump of half digested fois gras hanging precariously from his dentures "I am not prepared to increase income tax by 4pc on the top rate and do away with our tax package from the last Budget" he warned us. It might come as a shock to a Taoiseach as far removed from the never ending austerity he has imposed on us, to actually realise that 4% on the top tax rate is not a threat to 83% of the population.
Then we had the upcoming Fine Gael bright sparks like McGonigle weigh in with her insults, "Sure tip your heads back there peasants and fill yer moany gobs with rainwater, I'm sick 'a listening to yiz" or something like that she guffawed on social media. The public comments from govt shills are so contemptuous, imagine how bad it is behind closed doors.
"Fear of the unknown" said the elusive Tierney. Wrong John, the problem is that we KNOW exactly what this is and we still say NO. "Mistakes that have been made" another nobody backbencher spouted in a ham fisted attempt at a half arsed apology. 'Mistakes have been made' is a damn sight short of "total cock-up I've made" and IrishWater is a total cock up. The last time a leadership made a stand as bad as IrishWater, it didn't end well for Custer.
We can have a General Election faster than a Referendum. Let all Parties state their positions and we'll chose what happens to IrishWater for ourselves. The December 10th protest could turn into a Christmas Camp out until IrishWater is consigned to history. Putting manners on this shower would be a great way to start the new year. Alternatively, the Fine Gael backbenchers can overthrow Kenny and Noonan, blame it all on them, drop IrishWater and hope to hell people have short memories.
Labour has nowhere left to run, down to 7% in the opinion polls, you can hear the champagne soaked sphincters slamming shut from here. The can do what they like with their water charge, they can flat rate it, defer it, paint it with glitter, any trick they want, but unless they get rid of it, IrishWater WILL bring this government down. It's not just the "Bonus Culture" of IrishWater that has people's backs up, it's the "Bone Us Culture" that has been foisted on us from the moment this government lied their way into power. "We all partied" is the same insult to ordinary people as Haughey's "We Are Living Away Beyond Our Means". Most of us didn't, we worked our asses off right through the Corporate Tiger period. If protesters refuse to go home on December 10th until this government is gone, then what? Beating people off the streets is all this government is short of doing. But we are battle hardened, beaten back to the stoneage, we've been economically carpet bombed by the EU with Kenny and Co. cheering on the bloodshed. Time for them to go.