Today’s Editorial in the Irish Independent asks for that the following occurs,
On December 7, the Dail must pass the Budget. Then the Finance Bill should go through with unprecedented speed, to clear the way for the General Election.
Most people would agree that that is the way that the Government should be planning things, if the budget passes.
But are they?
According to Leo Varadkar TD, they are not.
Under Fianna Fáil’s plan, there are only 10 sitting days left until the Dáil rises on December 16th followed by a 33 day break until the Dáil sits again on January 19th. The Taoiseach has consistently claimed that the Budget is of prime importance yet he is refusing to bring it forward or allow extra time for it and the subsequent Finance and Social Welfare Bills to be debated and voted upon.
This is a joke. If the Government does not change this plan, it will not be looked on favourable by the electorate. They are hanging on by a thread and by following this course of action they are trying to cling to their positions as they know the writing is on the wall.
Hopefully the Greens will try and change this plan.
- The Dáil must vote on the Bailout (stephenspillane.com)