2009 saw the end of the Progressive Democrats as they were wound up in November of this year, but word as reached me of the beginnings of a new party. It’s not surprising that this is happening. While small parties come and go in this country one of the backers of this party, is one that will get it noticed.
Now I would like to stress this is from a very reliable source who has delivered in the past.
It is said that the driving force behind this party is Pat Cox.
2009 was a good year for Mr. Cox who was one of the main driving forces behind Ireland for Europe. Through this he set up local organisations of mainly non-political people. These are people who he is able to contact and who do share some of his political allegiences.
Pat Cox did not set up and invest his time, energy and money into Ireland for Europe from the good of his heart, I am not saying that the ultimate motive behind Ireland for Europe was the setting up of a new party, but it could easily come from it.
It will be interesting to see if this comes about as the parties who have started lately have been small and not inspiring.
While a party can’t be built around one man, the support of someone like Pat Cox can mean the difference between success and failure of a new party. I wonder will it happen? Does anyone know any more?