That's politics.I mean, Labour are continuing to observe it now that FG have stepped down as the main opposition party prepared to do so.
From a quick read of this thread, the FG supporters seem to think that for years before this week, having an opposition party pair with the main government party was just business as usual, the mere observation of an ancient convention, and not signifying warm feelings towards the government of the day.
But once their party decides to stop pairing, the convention suddenly becomes - in the hands of another opposition party - a determined act of support of the government.
That's b0llox, frankly, isn't it?
He sure is...he more or less put the whole episode down to a misunderstanding by Ruari Quinn. They know they shot themselves in the foot big time today . They have now left themselves wide open to accusations of propping up the very Govt they claim to despise.
I've just had a look at this Wikipedia entry again and discovered that it seems to have been created from a dynamic IP address that was also used to contribute several FG and Kenny articles. It appears my suspicion was well founded. An entirely spurious entry was made in Wikipedia by an FG supporter trying to big up their man.Some load of tosh on a makey uppy US based 'encyclopaedia' doesn't constitute facts. For all we know that article was written by FG to make their leader look important.
There is no position of 'Leader of the Opposition' in Irish politics.