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During the earlier months of the argument, Fine Gael was still proposing internet voting.It was a mistake that had been warned about for a long time by opposition parties and experts. It seemed that there was no concern at all in government circles about the safety and security of the system and that there was no reason to postpone it.
indeed, but it was the proposed system itself, not electronic voting in general that most of the opposition came from, particularly the experts who criticised the specific system. While i don't think internet voting is viable for security concerns at the moment, i don't buy into the argument that being against the system the government had wasted 52 million on was the same as being against electronic voting in principle.During the earlier months of the argument, Fine Gael was still proposing internet voting.
Eventually. And after it looked like they could damage the government on the issue. Which leads me to believe that had they been in government and the government in opposition, the script would have been identical. Maybe not, perhaps that's a little cynical. I have been impressed by the opposition on this issue.No opposition party is going to be perfect (look at the Greens and their posters in Dublin) but to be fair all the opposition parties were strong in their opposition to the system being brought in by the minister.
It really *blanks* me off that they all *trust* the civil servants when they get their Mercs.And now I see why the govt. (any govt. stringjack, i take your point) gets away with this!
Because we keep electing them!cleareyed said:And now I see why the govt. (any govt. stringjack, i take your point) gets away with this! Education is not the priority: it comes down to political point scoring. Back to parents groups: why the silence? Why not crucify all politcal parties so that the priorities are set for them by the people?
Indeed it could, and would have lay idle with no staff.andrew said:Or a hospital could have been built.
Money wasted on e-voting could have completed Mullingar hospital