There you go now.
In yesterday’s Sunday Independent, Gene Kerrigan wrote:
Fianna Fail has for ages been demanding an inquiry into Nama’s property deals. Last week, when Mick Wallace put down a motion to that effect, they voted against it.
No, no, they explained, we can’t have an inquiry – sure, isn’t the Comptroller and Auditor General looking into this?
Yes, the C&AG is looking at one aspect of it. Just as he was last time Fianna Fail demanded a full inquiry.
The thoroughness with which Fianna Fail has betrayed its own members and voters, and the interests of all of us, is impressive.
It’s doing a creditable job of helping Fine Gael keep the lid on the Nama scandal, while simultaneously posing as the main opposition party.
As long as the political correspondents facilitate this deception, so long will duplicity prosper.
…Fine Gael and Fianna Fail voted down an inquiry on the basis that any State scrutiny will somehow interfere with due process.
With exquisite comic reasoning, the very fact the PSNI, the NCA and the FBI are disturbed by the smell from Nama has become reason for the Irish establishment to ignore the smell. Question: what don’t they want us to know? What is it makes them pretend they don’t get a hint of a smell from the festering Cerberus deal?
…Meanwhile, Standards in Public Office has published details of the state money politicians receive. I’d explain why the State gives politicians this money, but I don’t know.
Fine Gael spent €200,000 of our money on secret polls before the election, all the better to manipulate the voters.
…Now, this polling, paid for with our money, gives politicians an advantage over candidates who don’t get a state subsidy. That sounds unconstitutional to me – perhaps under the ruling that prohibits one side in a referendum from using state funds to influence opinion.
Via Mick Wallace