We have declared our opposition to the abolition of the Seanad HERE. Our opposition springs from the democratic deficit that is the Dail. If Dail Eireann functioned properly there would be no need to worry about the removal of the second house.
Dail Eireann does not function properly and there is reason to worry.
The Government intends to have a short campaign. A short campaign will hinder effective opposition to the Seanad’s abolition. Campaigns are opportunities to educate the electorate and expose bad ideas. The Government does not want the electorate educated and wishes to protect bad ideas.
Alone, these are grounds for resisting the Government’s plans.