12 Jul 2009
I haven't had the pleasure
Noticed the following comment about my severe worries about the Irish Green Party on
'He's also a good friend of Patricia McKenna if I'm not mistaken, so his stance is probably not completely that of a neutral bystander, that said... '
Yes you are mistaken
I have never had the pleasure of meeting Patricia Mckenna, however I am not really 'a neutral bystander' in that I have been a member of the Green Party for 30 years, well in fact back to 1979 when it was the Ecology Party, so although my analysis may be wrong, it is based on a long standing concern with Green politics.
I tend to agree with what I have heard about Patricia McKenna's analysis of the Irish Green Party but no she is not someone I know personally.
I am certainly supportive of Green Parties anywhere when they do good green stuff, Croydon Green Parties work opposing incinerators comes to mind and I am very happy with all the good work done by the UK's two excellent Green Party MEPs.
But you can't just say in politics, my party is always right and all the other parties are always wrong....and who would take me seriously when I praise Greens when they do good if I didn't criticise when they did bad.
More positively if you have any links for real green politics in Ireland, mail them to me and I will publicise...