Labour senator Denis Landy is a traitor and a political coward.
In July 2013 he announced to the country that he had, effectively, been offered a bribe by a political person within the confines of the Oireachtas.
Despite the fact that this is probably one of the most serious crimes that a politician can become involved in, Landy refused to identify the person who offered him the bribe. He also refused to report the matter to the Gardai or Oireachtas authorities.
Landy is a member of a regime that promised a ‘democratic revolution’ in response to decades of political incompetence, arrogance and corruption.
In other words, he must be very aware of the damage done to Ireland and its people by irresponsible and corrupt politicians and so must also be aware of the urgent need for current politicians to stand up to the plate in order to root out the rot that has infected the body politic.
Landy’s failure to do the right thing, particularly in these times of great hardship and economic danger, makes him a traitor.
The official reaction to Landy’s bribery claims and his irresponsible decision to do nothing was entirely precictable. The Gardai showed no interest, Oireacthas officials ignored the matter.
But the reaction of the Labour Party, that the issue was a personal matter for Landy, demonstrated just how morally bankrupt our political system has become.
Labour’s disgraceful reaction makes the party just as traitorous as Landy himself.
In an attempt to force Landy to account for his (non) actions I made a formal complaint through the Clerk of the Seanad to the Committee on Members’ Interests of Seanad Eireann.
Senator Landy, a so-called public representative, refused to attend or co-operate with the committee in any form whatsoever.
He responded to all requests from the committee from behind the apron strings of his legal team.
In other words, in addition to being a traitor Senator Landy is also a political coward.
The behaviour and ultimate decision arrived at by the Committee on Members’ Interests of Seanad Eireann on this matter was just as disgraceful as the behaviour of Landy and the Labour Party.
I’ll be coming back to that later.
Committee on Members’ Interests of Seanad Eireann.