We decided to put this up because not only is it funny but also very relevant to the forthcoming European battle in the saga of Water Charges.
The majority of people in Ireland have voted against the commodification and privitisation of our water resources but the European Commission is saying that this is against EU law, see details of the issue (Commission says we are no longer exempt from water charges).
The Commission's response should be accompanied with a warning' 'it is only an opinion', their interpretation of the relevant Water Framework Directive. It is in fact is quite wrong see ' To pay or not to pay, there is not question' by Marian Harkin, MEP.
We now have Taoiseach Enda Kenny, in today's Irish Independent 'You're going to have to pay water charges', enthusiastically backing the Commission's diktat and who quite happy to hand our sovereignty to the Commission saying 'water charges can't be abolished. Wonder what Fianna Fail make of that article in respect to their agreement for government?