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How to stop broken political promises.

Posted by Jason O on May 26, 2009 in Irish Politics |

You mean we have to do this stuff?Here’s a mad idea.

Why not let the opposition parties, say with 70 deputies, pass legislation which could be held in suspension until the day they enter office. It would mean that they could deliver all their promises on day one, or else the first act of the incoming government would be to vote against their own promises.

It’s not like the Dail doesn’t have the time to do it, and it would force the opposition to actually draft their legislative proposals as opposed to “calling” for vague things like a world class healthcare and an increase in the size of Curly Wurlys.


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