13 Jun 2007
It is unacceptable to tell other Green Parties how to behave, it would be like second guessing the democratic choice of party members in Brighton to chose who they would like as the first green MP.
Equally coalitions, mean weakness but avoiding going to government can be even worse.
The Irish Greens have to make their own minds up, keeping allegedly 'dirty' Bertie in power is dodgy but letting him go it alone with some independents or the right wing 'progressive democrats' could be even worse.
More on the possible deal between the Irish Green Party and Ahern here
It's great the Irish Greens are king makers, like Scotland (where they fingers crossed seem to be pulling off confidence and supply) and it will be tough and they will get flack whatever they do but my gut instinct is to demand the motorway does not go ahead.
So if I was giving advice it would be 'Tell Bertie to feck off unless he gives you the hills of Tara'
What a shame that great Irish statesman Charles Haughey is no longer with us.
Posted by Derek Wall at 3:47 pm