During last weeks debate in Nenagh a member of the audience asked the very valid question wether or not there should have been a referendum on the IMF / EU “bailout”. I feel very strongly that there should have been as the government who accepted this loan did not have the mandate to take decisions of such magnitude. Some of the other candidates at the debate disagreed and stated that they knew better what was best for the people of Ireland than the people themselves. This is exactly what is wrong with the current political system.
You can listen to a recording of their statements by clicking below: