I still think he is misleading. If we agree that public reps have decided to resign they're seat and have been sacked by they're party as a result of personal misconduct then clearly it is not unknown for people to lose they're seats. Their are some who fight to retain it and suffer the consequences but people do lose their seats as a result of personal misconduct. This country above all should set the standards higher when it comes to drink and in my opinion PR's should automatically be suspended for a drink driving offence as soon as guilt is admitted, irrespective of whether PR's in european democracies automatically lose they're seat as a result of drink driving I think Ireland has an issue with drink separate from any country on the planet.Libero said:If you want to do that, fine. I won't stop you. Just let's not pretend that qtman was ever misleading people. He was right: it is almost unknown in Western democracies for elected reps to lose their seats short of imprisonment or recall by the electorate.
The drink problem is worsening on our streets every weekend and this ambiguity and flippant approach by our politicians will do us no good I'm afraid.