Monday, 4 May 2009

European elections: Libertas’ new accountability

Declan Ganley has gone further in his desire for detailed scrutiny than customary exchanges between political competitors. As far as I have been able to ascertain, he has repeatedly initiated or threatened to commence court proceedings against media and journalists, who have published critical views about his endeavours.

On Libertas’ web pages chairman Declan Ganley is now quoted as saying:

“Our candidates are actively trying to usher in a new era of accountability and are not scared to have their actions scrutinised by the people they are seeking represent.”


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I welcome this new era of accountability, on two conditions:

1) Declan Ganley includes himself and Libertas in this promise of accountability.
2) Libertas starts detailing its political positions and their consequences.


Rigorously complying with these two simple conditions would do the European Union and the European elections a service. To say nothing about Libertas.


Ralf Grahn