Never came up once on the doors, in any context.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.
Its linked to group-think of the D4 Establishment and political cronies (including in some cases forrmer politicians) who end up on the bench and then let hardened criminals, some of whom have committed serious physical and/or sexual assaults, out on the streets again.That has nothing to do with your cliched nonsense about vested interests and cronyism.
We are not going to have a Leprechaun every time. Thats it, ya let one Leprechaun in and every Leprechaun thinks he can be President. I know there's a Pot of Gold but its getting ridiculous.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.
Is that the best you can do attack the man because of his height. Rather than his politics. Would you do the same thing if he had one leg, would you mock that.We are not going to have a Leprechaun every time. Thats it, ya let one Leprechaun in and every Leprechaun thinks he can be President. I know there's a Pot of Gold but its getting ridiculous.
Howlin is most remembered for the zeal and passion he displayed imposing swinging austerity on the very people who voted for him and he was supposed to protect.Care to outline any actual logic to that, beyond you not liking him?
He’s small alright but he is also a horrible little bar-steward.Is that the best you can do attack the man because of his height. Rather than his politics. Would you do the same thing if he had one leg, would you mock that.
One would think from this that Howlin was the worst politician ever, he wasn’t, he did what he thought best and he’s leader of a very small party without much power.
I read somewhere this morning that a party called solidarity issued a statement that they did not have discussions with sf ( or some such)PBP would argue with themselves so much they'd miss every cabinet meeting.
Plus they fundamentally don't agree with the concept of parliament.
He did not bankrupt the country.Howlin is most remembered for the zeal and passion he displayed imposing swinging austerity on the very people who voted for him and he was supposed to protect.
I've heard him speak a few times in the past 5 years and it's always the same speech - how he had no choice, how we were all blissfully unaware of the perils he alone protected us from the "ravages" of the free markets.
He's never admitted to making a mistake, to being wrong - the narrative is always that we didn't appreciate how hard he worked for us.
He has become a joke among his own party and the electorate, but he clung on to his last position of imagined power because like Napoleon in exile he wanted to refight the old battles in his head and refight the 2011 GE campaign.
Add to that his massive lack of judgement as leader - Bacik as Director of Elections???? - a lady who can't get herself elected? WTF?
It's looks like FFG with GP. it gives SF time to solidify their base and rebuild it further by fielding more candidates. FFG is like two parties stick their knife to each other. Its either FF or FG to lose their relevance.Huh?