I am not one for writing about politics on my blog, or anywhere else for that matter. This is usually more a verbal "pass time".
But ... I have to get something off my chest.
For those of you not living in Ireland- we are suffering here from "Election Fever". Parties are accusing each other of given false information about their policies. That's politics I suppose.
But... There is one party- or actually this party's leader- that gets up my nose rather easily. Every time- even before election fever had set in for real, this man ... I can't even get his name out of my mouth or in this case fingers... makes me feel sick.
The image that he creates in my mind is that of a whining five year old on the playground ... "but he hit me.." I see him in this boarding school uniform with his stripy tie and little hat - whining- always whining...
Now this party (FG) there you have a hint- has pledged:
FG state that they are going to implement a voluntary redundancy scheme
which allied to a process of natural wastage
will remove 30,000 from the Public Sector workforce.
What's that got to do with me, you might wonder. I am not working in the public sector- I am however dependent on the public sector, especially the health service...
But.. this is not where my problem lies.
It is with the term "NATURAL WASTAGE". I heard it twice uttered out of FG member's mouths in the past few days. I know what they mean, but I find this an utterly hurtful term.
In makes me wonder if I, in FG's eyes am NATURALLY WASTED because I am ill and no longer 'needed', 'required' in a job.
I know it isn't a personal attack on me, but I really do feel hurt by such a statement.
I am living in the shadows...
You guess, FG won't be getting MY vote!