Could we have an election in December?

codology

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If the government were to fall in the next week could we have a general election in December or would the effect that it would have on Christmas commerce make it an economic non runner?
 


Edo

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why not?

the only feckers whose lives are disrupted by elections are politicians themselves

the country will motor on regardless for the 3 weeks or so - in fact all the spending on an election campaign all around the country would be a good stimulus.

Dont buy the FF spin about elections being disruptive to the country - its all bull - and just shows where democracy is on FF line of priorities - elections for them are just a nuisance - they'd get rid of them if they could as they are our natural leaders!!
 

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Now, I would have assumed that once the ink is dry on the bai...eh, overdraft facility to protect taxpayers FF should do the decent thing and take a bus to the Aras.

There's no way they can claim to have a mandate, blah, blah, blah.

Imagine the New Year's party we'd have collectively if we had a new government for the 1st Jan.
 

smore2102

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Wishful thinking.....they will hang in for as long as they can cos they know that most FF'ers will not be back. Good riddance.
 

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I hope not, I recently turned down the chance to bet on a 2010 election at 5/1
 

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That is all very well, but is Kenny the answer?
He can't be any worse than Haughey, Reynolds, Ahern and Cowen.

To be fair, he's a decent lad with a poor rap among people who want a "bit of a character" in charge. Anyone other that FF means we can get on with our lives - having Cowen, Fahy, Roche et al smugly telling us where we all went wrong just does my head in.
 

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An Election?

Sure who is there to vote for apart from this obviously corrupted political class?

Where is the open and transparent political system that will hold them accountable?

How can we remove them if they turn out to be working against our interests?

Introduce Direct Democracy and candidate recall and perhaps we can stop despising the feckless irresponsible airheads who legitimise this mockery of a political system by giving it their mandate.
 

Harry Hayfield

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If the government were to fall in the next week could we have a general election in December or would the effect that it would have on Christmas commerce make it an economic non runner?
Could I ask what set of boundaries the next election will be fought on? The boundaries for the 2007 parliament, or another set drawn up since?
 

codology

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Well good news, you can still bet on it at 10/1 on PaddyPower ;)
Could we put €1billion on that then get the gov to step down (in the national interest) and Bobs your uncle all our ills would be cured.
 

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An election is a complete waste of time and money, both of which we don't have. The government may be irrelevant but what's the alternative right now ?

Replacing a crowd of gangsters led by a drunken moron with a band of muppets led by a sock puppet ? That would get us absolutely nowhere. Ireland at the moment has far more important things to deal with than the ego driven games and pointless charades of the useless political "elite".

The IMF/ECB/EUC should just take over and appoint a provisional administration to get on with the real work.
 

MattM

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An election is a complete waste of time and money, both of which we don't have. The government may be irrelevant but what's the alternative right now ?

Replacing a crowd of gangsters led by a drunken moron with a band of muppets led by a sock puppet ? That would get us absolutely nowhere. Ireland at the moment has far more important things to deal with than the ego driven games and pointless charades of the useless political "elite".

The IMF/ECB/EUC should just take over and appoint a provisional administration to get on with the real work.
Nonsense, this is the exact attitude that has allowed FF control this country for so long.
 

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Could we put €1billion on that then get the gov to step down (in the national interest) and Bobs your uncle all our ills would be cured.
Paddy Power could probably get a better rate for borrowing from ECB than the state.
 

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Could I ask what set of boundaries the next election will be fought on? The boundaries for the 2007 parliament, or another set drawn up since?
The new ones kick in for the next election. Fairly significant changes in the Kerry/Limerick area and in the Louth/ Meath area. Some smaller changes in other constituencies.
 


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