Wednesday, 3 January 2007


This is a test post for the "Looney Left" blog. This is an unashamedly left of centre take on Irish politics and society.

The writer is a member of the Labour Party and active in its youth section, Labour Youth. He is also active in the anti-war movement, in the Shell2Sea campaign and various other local, national and international campaigns.

This blog takes a radical democratic socialist viewpoint on current events and politics. It won't suit everyone's tastes, but will hopefully add to the debate and discussion in the Irish Labour blogosphere.
Ask the Powerful 5 Questions;

1. What power have you got?
2. Where did you get it from?
3. In whose interests do you exercise it?
4. To whom are you accountable?
5. How can we get rid of you?

Only democracy gives us that right. That is why no-one with power likes democracy. And that is why every generation must struggle to win it and keep it - including me and you, here and now.

(Tony Benn, 2005)