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Groundhog Day on Kildare Street: Déirdre de Burca has resigned from the Green Party and Seanad Eireann citing a long list of reasons as she walks through the door. Headlines from de Burca’s blame report include loss of confidence in …

Fri, Feb 12, 2010, 11:22

   

Groundhog Day on Kildare Street: Déirdre de Burca has resigned from the Green Party and Seanad Eireann citing a long list of reasons as she walks through the door.

Headlines from de Burca’s blame report include loss of confidence in Green Party chief John Gormley and loss of the party’s “political values” and “integrity” as it has become “no more than an extension of the Fianna Fail party” and “an obedient ‘add-on’ to Fianna Fail”. Bet John Gormley wishes he could ship her off to some incinerator or other.

Best of all, this zinger: “from stonewalling us and trying to unravel key aspects of our policy initiatives being implemented, to ignoring our input into the preparation of new legislation, to reneging on two key agreements made between Party Leaders, the Fianna Fail Party continues to ‘run rings’ around us and to take advantage of our inexperience and our very obvious fear of facing the electorate.”

“Two key agreements”? Did Brian Cowen renege on a promise to buy a box of Fairtrade teabags or something? Nothing about the minks, though. Assume they’re OK.

UPDATE Very timely post on irishelection.com last night by Veronica McDermott on what’s left for the Green Party in government.

The Green Party TDs and senators (all eight of them) have issued the following statement. Interesting line about how “our policies have created tens of thousands of new, valuable jobs”. Will they also take credit for these jobs?