The Irish electorate have told Ganley to fuck off.
Am I bothered?
Well, what do you think? In my opinion, this guy is as sinister as they come. I think he’s a manipulative demagogue who has nothing but self-interest at heart.
I think Declan Ganley is one of the most dangerous people ever to have emerged into the Irish political scene. In more extreme times, he would have the capacity to lead a movement of people in coloured shirts, and who knows where he’d lead them?
Ganley, in my opinion, opposes the Lisbon Treaty not out of conviction but because he perceives it to be against his business interests. This is in severe contrast to Joe Higgins, a man I admire, who opposes it on principle.
Now, let’s see if Ganley follows through on his statement that he’ll withdraw from the Lisbon debate if he fails to achieve a mandate. Let’s see.
The electorate has chosen to withhold a mandate from him, so let’s see if he accepts the democratic will of the people he purports to speak for.
Personally, I doubt it. I think he’ll continue to lobby in one form or another, but let’s see. Maybe he’ll surprise us all. It’s hard to imagine Libertas just shutting up shop and going away after all that American defence-contractor money was spent setting it up.
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