Bríd was on the Late Debate on Radio1 recently about water charges and made the case for how water could, and should be paid for by taxes on wealth and corporations, not on ordinary people. She got the better of Jim Daly, FG and Cormac Lucey, Financial Analyst, fair play to her.
They can commission all the reports they like, and Fianna Fail can be for and against at the same time, in their usual two-faced way, but bottom line is what I said on the news tonight. We are not paying (twice) for water
Deputy Bríd Smith reacted to today’s Irish Examiner story by calling the Water Commission a preordained farce. The Irish Examiner story leaked some of the key elements of the commission report due out on Wednesday.
The story suggested that Water Charges would be back on the agenda but done in such a way to allow Fianna Fail move away from their previously stated opposition to any charges and Irish Water.
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Bríd speaks in the Dail, Nov 9, 2016, supporting the bill for a referendum on the privatisation of water services now and into the future and places the issue in an international and global context
Bríd addresses the Dáil Sept 28th on the water charges issue, calling out Fianna Fail and Labour on their failure to respect democracy and lying to the people over water charges.
In a statement issued by Brid Smith TD, the People Before Profit deputy claimed that Fine Gael are trying to bring back water charges through the back door. The newly elected TD for Dublin South Central said “They lost the election on the issue of water, but instead of listening to the people, they have created an “expert commission” packed full of people who have made their living from charging for water. Read more »
Brid Smith won’t be silenced when they pretend to debate