Depressingly, the incompetent Mr. Cardiff has been gifted his fat cat job in Europe.
Two Irish MEPs who voted against Cardiff were interviewed on Today with Pat Kenny.
Socialist MEP Paul Murphy said that Ireland needs someone on the Court of Auditors with a record of independence and with a capacity for uncovering corruption.
Somehow I don’t think Cardiff fits that particular bill.
The one good thing to come out of this disgraceful saga is the emergence of that very, very rare phenomenon – a straight talking, principled Irish politician.
Nessa Childers is under no illusions about the consequences she may face for taking a principled stand on this matter.
The Labour Party is likely to exact a heavy price on her for failing to run with the pack of wolves that supported Cardiff.
Here’s what she had to say on the matter:
This is what happens when you voice an opinion. It felt like a pack of wolves had burst out of the undergrowth on top of me.
I began to see that something was going on at the highest levels of government to do with Mr. Cardiff and what happened was an attempt to stop me and two other MEPs from voicing our opinions.
I think that has very serious consequences about the way government operates in Ireland.