1/3 of a Year Since the Election, We Remain in an Unprecedented Undemocratic Limbo
Aontú Leader Peadar Tóibín has today, in the Dáil, castigated the government over the length of time it is taking to form a government. He stated;
“124 days have elapsed since the general election, since citizens voted. Yet that democratic vote has been parked for what is now a 1/3 of a year. This is a very serious issue. Democracy delayed is democracy denied. There is little no accountability, the Oireactas is in a state of legislative paralysis. Unelected Ministers spend billions and wield considerable power and all the while the negotiating political parties amble slowly on”.
“Many people outside the Leinster House Bubble are shocked at the never-ending negotiations that seem to getting nowhere. The economic crisis is starting to bite families who are already under pressure with regards housing, health and infrastructure. There is a disconnect between the lack of urgency in political circles and the difficulties in real people’s lives. This unprecedented democratic deficit needs to come to an end either through the formation of a government or by the calling of an election”.