Brendan Howlin resigns as Labour leader - end of dreams of an SF-led govt?



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I met him once in Galway I think around 2011 or 2016. Anyway I saw him on the street canvassing people. Don't know why I disliked him when I saw him for the first time. I refused to shake hands with him when he offered.

Then after that he became a taniste as he became a champagne socialist at the end.

Eventually Labour became a right wing party as tgey dumped their Labour values et al. Voters remembered that as they don't forget it what gimme more, howling, Burton dud to the voters who voted them. A betrayal.
Given the way in which you trumpeted the disgusting behaviour of Paul Murphy and his rabble towards Joan Burton, I'm sure Howlin has got over your reluctance to shake his hand at this stage.
 

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Given the way in which you trumpeted the disgusting behaviour of Paul Murphy and his rabble towards Joan Burton, I'm sure Howlin has got over your reluctance to shake his hand at this stage.
You are an establishment supporter no doubt about it re your comments above. Murphy was a brillant opportunist re Jobstown rally which exposed Burton to the maximum exposure for who she is and also despicable that garda lied in court.

Met Howling couple of times in Wexford as its a mutual feeling that we don't like each other. Thus we never shook hands just a disgust at him. He knows it even in a local bar where I unexpectedly see him in a corner. He's a turncoat plain and simple. He has no time for us.

During his time as a minister for public expenditure, he made fool of himself at time which was laughable. Any video will show this 😂
 

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Labour having to choose from the current crop of TD for their leader will mean they remain politically irrelevant. They mostly come across as the least socialist bunch of socialists I've ever seen.
 

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The deckchairs on the Titanic are being shuffled again.
 

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I note that a different poster, a particularly nasty individual, is still flogging another of his ridiculous predictions, this time that Howlin will try to be Labour's presidential candidate next time. What a clown.
Well I guess if they go the council route, they might have some chance.
 

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I met him once in Galway I think around 2011 or 2016. Anyway I saw him on the street canvassing people. Don't know why I disliked him when I saw him for the first time. I refused to shake hands with him when he offered.

Then after that he became a taniste as he became a champagne socialist at the end.

Eventually Labour became a right wing party as tgey dumped their Labour values et al. Voters remembered that as they don't forget it what gimme more, howling, Burton dud to the voters who voted them. A betrayal.
A bit part of the problem for Labour in that Government (as in many coalition Governments for the smaller parties) is that they became indistinguishable from the larger parties. All those FG scandals in the 11 Gov't , Reilly, Shatter, Hogan etc, the Labour party stood idly by voting confidence in them. Labour never offered any check on FG or any reason to vote for Labour as a check on the larger party. The same thing happened to the Greens in the 2011 election and the PDs in the 2007 election, there was no reason to vote for them. When the PDs acted as a check on the FF governments (in 92 and 02 after coalition governments) they tended to do well and when they stopped acting as a check they got wiped out. There is a very simple lesson there, don' t be the big party mudguard.
 

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Here is the video of Howlin in a foul mood as camera follow him. 🤣🤣🤣
I'd say you'd take the same attitude to some plonker sticking a camera in your face while you're trying to walk along a pavement.
 

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I'd say you'd take the same attitude to some plonker sticking a camera in your face while you're trying to walk along a pavement.

Nice try ha. New nick name for ya - Heap Anything But Piss.

Adios FFG fookers like yourself. When will you ever learn re FFG indefensible mistakes re their phoney wars.
 

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I reckon Alan Kelly would find it very hard to reject minister of Justice in a leftwards SF coalition. That is unless Lab have agreed to join FFG coalition in the 26 county national interest.

The failed 'war on drugs' is very close to Aodhan O'Riordan's heart, with his first hand experience of the frontline teaching in St Laurenc's Parish Dublin. Offer him the roll of 'drugs czar' with a remit to reform policy, if that is what it takes to get rampant narcotics sweeping the island under some sort of management beyond the control of ever more ruthless criminals.
 

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BRENDAN Howlin is to resign as Labour leader after the party decided today that it will not be formally part of the next government.

Mr Howlin has said he will not be standing in a leadership contest which will get underway in the coming weeks. Speaking after a meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party in Leinster House on Wednesday, Mr Howlin said the party did not get a mandate to enter government - but could support certain policies from opposition.

That takes the possible assorted left in govt. to about 60, down from about 66.

Makes Mary Lou's chances of being Taoiseach that bit slimmer.
It's interesting Mary Lou wants to be Taoiseach without having campaigned for leadership of SinnFein.
 

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BRENDAN Howlin is to resign as Labour leader after the party decided today that it will not be formally part of the next government.

Mr Howlin has said he will not be standing in a leadership contest which will get underway in the coming weeks. Speaking after a meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party in Leinster House on Wednesday, Mr Howlin said the party did not get a mandate to enter government - but could support certain policies from opposition.

That takes the possible assorted left in govt. to about 60, down from about 66.

Makes Mary Lou's chances of being Taoiseach that bit slimmer.
AUSTERITY
Austerity did for Labour. Its supporters are like a guy who ran up an unpayable bill on credit card extravagance and then whinged when the credit card company refused to increase the loan limit and expected the bill to be paid back.
 

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Labour were a participant in the obstruction of the Judicial Appointments Bill, which (before it was watered down after a fillibuster in the Seanad) would have reduced political cronyism in the judiciary by requiring appointments to be of persons recommended by an independent commission. In this respect, they were vulnerable to perceptions the party was protecting a wealthy, powerful vested interest group. Champagne Socialism.
 


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