By Anthony Sheridan
Renua presents itself as a radical party; a party that’s going to change the way politics is done in Ireland. The party, led by Lucinda Creighton, is promising to dispose of the old regime and replace it with a truly democratic, accountable, transparent republic.
For example, it is proposing to dismiss corrupt members of the Oireachtas.
So, no messing there. But wait….here’s a recent statement from the party:
The current Coalition is not corrupt but its obsession with secrecy is creating a framework where corruption could be enabled to flourish at some future date.
Let’s stretch that out for some clarity:
The current government is not corrupt.
But its obsession with secrecy could create a framework…
Where corruption could be enabled…
At some future date.
Now let’s apply that to Renua’s commitment to radical change:
Renua is not yet a radical party…
But its obsession for political change may create a framework where it does become radical…
Where it may become enabled to honestly acknowledge and challenge the disease of corruption…
At some future date….but not now.