FG slow to grasp "new politics"?

Breanainn

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 23, 2014
Messages
2,900
Yesterday, the Fine Gael TD, Noel Rock, tweeted from the Dáil chamber that only 10 TDs were present for the debate on mental health, castigating parties for the absence. As it transpired, his figures were thoroughly debunked by The Journal, who stated that 62 were in attendance, and at least 32 talked on the topic. But, the wider question is, if the Dáil is to evolve towards a Borgen-style scenario, whereby legislation is enacted by the Dáil as a whole, with all parties contributing to the final draft, surely the mentality of taking pot-shots at the opposition must change?
 


GDPR

1
Joined
Jul 5, 2008
Messages
217,846
The biggest absentees were FG, no? Two from my neck of the woods were a no show.
 

Analyzer

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 14, 2011
Messages
45,623
Politicians and the institutional state complex.....the source of much insanity.
 

tipofdiceberg

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 11, 2013
Messages
8,155
Yesterday, the Fine Gael TD, Noel Rock, tweeted from the Dáil chamber that only 10 TDs were present for the debate on mental health, castigating parties for the absence. As it transpired, his figures were thoroughly debunked by The Journal, who stated that 62 were in attendance, and at least 32 talked on the topic. But, the wider question is, if the Dáil is to evolve towards a Borgen-style scenario, whereby legislation is enacted by the Dáil as a whole, with all parties contributing to the final draft, surely the mentality of taking pot-shots at the opposition must change?
Noel Rock likes the sound of his own voice. He does not know the difference between fact or fiction. A proven liar. Leo the 2nd.
 

Mr Aphorisms

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 24, 2011
Messages
5,995
Twitter
crimesofbrits
[video=youtube;ILQzjw6zs6M]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILQzjw6zs6M[/video]

:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
 

Red Clover

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 11, 2006
Messages
401
Yesterday, the Fine Gael TD, Noel Rock, tweeted from the Dáil chamber that only 10 TDs were present for the debate on mental health, castigating parties for the absence. As it transpired, his figures were thoroughly debunked by The Journal, who stated that 62 were in attendance, and at least 32 talked on the topic. But, the wider question is, if the Dáil is to evolve towards a Borgen-style scenario, whereby legislation is enacted by the Dáil as a whole, with all parties contributing to the final draft, surely the mentality of taking pot-shots at the opposition must change?
Since when did the journal become a fountain of truth. There well may have been 10 at any one time even though 62 signed in and left for the bar.
 

wombat

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 16, 2007
Messages
32,989
Regarding the title of the thread, they know the new politics are the same as the old politics.
 

ShinnerBot No.32564844524

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 29, 2013
Messages
4,043
Regarding the title of the thread, they know will make damn sure that the new politics are the same as the old politics.
Fixed that for you ;)

Seriously, are there not people in FG such as yourself, and even the odd lost soul in FF along with all the other parties that despairs that not even a cataclysmic event as the bankrupting of the country couldn't even leverage in new politics?

It brings to mind Orwell's last words:

Imagine a boot stamping on a human face forever
To paraphrase, a gombeen pissup in the dail bar on the peoples tab forever :(
 


New Threads

Popular Threads

Most Replies

Top