While members of the Irish government blame Fianna Fail and Merkozy for Ireland’s woes, many of the people who elected Fine Gael and Labour are unaware that the main party in government is in fact a partner of both Sarközy’s and Merkel’s political group/party at the European level.
It would appear that Enda Kenny hides while his ministers speak about the “fact” that there is little they can do about European developments – because the die is cast by a previous government. The government has failed to secure a drastic reduction of the interest rates charged on our bail-out which should, morally, as we are bailing banks at their behest, be in line with ECB’s current lending rates to banks i.e 1%.
However, while you might think Ireland is marginalised from the centre of European decision-making, our main party of government Fine Gael, is in fact in a European political party, the European People’s Party, the EPP. The dominant members of their EPP are M.E.P.s from Angela Dorothea Merkel’s Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands aka CDU and Nicolas Paul Stéphane Sarközy’s Union pour un Mouvement Populaire aka UMP. At the European level Fine Gael is partnered to the political parties, politicians and politics that could determine our path to progress and prosperity but who chose to demand our penury.
While Fine Gael might state that Merkozy are running the show and there is nothing they can do, they still remain political allies and partners of our persecutors.
While 24 of the 27 countries at the EU remain voiceless and while Sarközy and Merkel define our bailout; Fine Gael is silent. Why?
Because Fine Gael, the main party of government in Ireland, is in fact their political partner.
In Europe they are in the same party!!!!
In Europe Fine Gael, the UMP and the CDU are as one!
They vote as one and they speak as one. They are the European People’s Party. This is the largest grouping in the European Parliament and therefore we must ask Fine Gael are you with us or are you against us?
They have not withdrawn from the hard-conservative right-wing Thatcherite grouping of our fiscal persecutors…. they stay on-board and happily do the bidding of their right-wing amalgamation (party) at both a European and a national level.
See the European People’s Party by country here http://www.eppgroup.eu/members/en/default.asp
The next time Fine Gael say their hands are tied why not ask them why they are politically welded as collaborators in Europe to both Sarkozy and Merkel at the highest levels of European governance. The EPP states
As the largest political group in a Parliament where non-socialist parties now enjoy a clear majority, the EPP Group is in a stronger position than any other to set that body’s political agenda and to win its most critical votes. This strength is reflected in the fact that, since 1999, the EPP Group has been on the winning side of more votes than any other group in the European Parliament’s monthly plenary sessions.
Why can Fine Gael not use this power they have, being in the EPP, to be on the winning side of a vote for Ireland? The next time Fine Gael tries to pass the buck to Merkozy you might ask them why they are they happy and willing partners at the European level as members of the Merkozy’s European People’s Party.
It is fair to say that Fine Gael’s fiscal policies and the policies of Merkozy are at one because they are one and the same. The draconian bail out terms merely allow Fine Gael to introduce their policies and blame others. Their own fiscal depravity such as sacrificing the poor, our services and our national assets is countenanced because this is what they want to do. Just as they are Merkozy’s political partners at the European level, they are Merkozy’s satellite party in Ireland.
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