The Progressive Democrats are coming under increasing pressure to
apply their much lauded principles of integrity to Bertie’s ‘spot of
bother’. This is unfair to the PDs as they have long ago abandoned
When asked, on RTE’s Tonight with Vincent Browne on the 24th January
2005, why the PDs did not act when Ray Burke lied to the Dail in 1997,
Progressive Democrat, Senator Tom Morrissey replied.
“We’re not in the business of asking for heads on plates anymore.
When we did, what thanks did the electorate ever give us? We’re not
there as a watchdog anymore.”