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An election is pointless because whoever is in power is simply going to have to implement the same cuts and repayments.
I disagree. Its electoral slaughter for the Greens either way.I wonder if the government will even last until tomorrow. Somehow I think that the Greens are in the PD situation of being faced with doing the right and honourable thing or staying in government with FF. The PDs screwed up but will the Greens do likewise? It is the difference between electoral survival and electoral extinction for the Greens.
That would be the pragmatic thing to do but I feel this shower will try and hang on until they are dragged out screaming. What really concerns me at this juncture is the imminent return to the bond markets in early 2011.:-(I am inclined to view we will have GE now. FF realise they may lose all by elections, and will have to have GE in New year. AS they run risk of losing vote on budget, they may well call it a day and leave it to opposition to implement budget. After all why would FF give alternativeg the satisfaction of bringing in a tough budget only then for them to exit. So cut and run now seems a lilkely option.
Not so sure about that. I don't think the opposition wants to take power with the FF budget around its neck. I believe they now want to pull down the gov asap and will take whatever opportunity is presented. Gilmore's "trouble" is a Independent Newspapers smear I think, although I am not a fan of hisI reckon March 2011.
The opposition don't reall want one before the budget.
Although with Gilmore's current troubles, it would suit FG at the moment.
That wouldn't surprise me.IMF in April
Election in May
I would love to see FF and the Greens dragged out screaming except the the screaming wouldn't last for long......That would be the pragmatic thing to do but I feel this shower will try and hang on until they are dragged out screaming. What really concerns me at this juncture is the imminent return to the bond markets in early 2011.:-(
Cowen may be heading to the park very soon, and not to Farmleigh.Will be making more comprehensive statement on education shortly. Will put on website and tweet in advance. Fair is worth fighting for!