Many people in the North have voted for the Greens because they want an anti-sectarian and left alternative. Unfortunately, this - and their role in government in the South - shows the weakness of the Greens' approach, which ultimately accepts the limitations and false logic of capitalism.
Introducing water charges here has been on the wishlist of the political establishment for twenty years. The sole purpose of this is to pave the way for wholesale privatisation of our water service. Experience in Britain shows that this would see bills skyrocket.