Luckily for Merkel the SPD will lose support as well, she should still be Chancellor post September 2017 unless the SPD and the Greens agree to a coalition with Die Linke.Apparently according to reports from CDU HQ today, Mutti will be running for Chancellor again next year! Her party has no suitable alternative leader in any case!
wasn't leaked, it was published by Fine Gael Confidential: Recommendation from election reviews
Report urges FG to scrap nesletters SBP mentioned I think that would have been from the 2nd parliamentary party report.
btw the report said they should reconsider 'generic newsletters', I actually like getting newsletter and still plenty of (older) people not checking their emails for stuff not this.
That shows you've never been a member of a political party.Politics has always been a bit of a sealed chamber. Reports on electoral success or otherwise won't be allowed to discuss the leadership in the same way that no board of any company will countenance publishing a report which might openly criticise the board or its members.
So the report ends up being a diluted version of the 'lots done, lots to do' humdrummery.
FG didn't have anyone on this forum, and with good reason - this forum doesn't influence any voters, it's an echo-chamber of partisans of one hue or another. As for social media in general, FG's presence was no better or worse than anyone else's. Generally with political stuff on social media, if you like the party or candidate already, their social media content reinforces that, and if you don't like them it does exactly the same. Basically political social media is a bit like nuclear missiles - it doesn't really change anything, but as soon as one crowd has it, everyone else has to follow suit.Life is busy at the moment so haven't had time to read or even skim the report so does it mention the total feck up FG made on social media, this forum in particular?
The arrogance, contempt and hatred displayed on here by many FG supporters for others they considered beneath them (most of us) was breathtaking and even shocking at times. It doesn't matter whether they were paid shills or not, there was no attempt to curtail or moderate the excesses by those who are strongly suspected of being party hacks.
My impression of FG has declined rapidly after being on P.ie for nearly four years now. They seem quite content to present themselves as no more than a bunch of grasping ignorant thugs too thick to think beyond their own little cabbage patch. To hell with the lot of 'em!
Just as well they've launched the biggest social housing programme in Irish history, so. As for your first point, you should try reading the polling data - ABC1s may be FG's strongest demographic, but they're well up there in the others too.Ireland is a small low income economy and there will never be enough ABC1s to consistently get FG past the mid twenties. Even in the most ideal electoral circumstances of 2011 they couldn't match the performance of FF in the boom years.
They're going to have to take a step towards the rest of the electorate and give up some of the old centre right market fundamentalism. A bit of state funded home building wouldn't do them any harm either.
There were a lot of Council housing schemes in the 1920 - 1970.Just as well they've launched the biggest social housing programme in Irish history, so. As for your first point, you should try reading the polling data - ABC1s may be FG's strongest demographic, but they're well up there in the others too.
Yeah and there's not enough of them, meanwhile the low income groups grow even more restless. It's also a shame they cut social housing funding by half after they gained power in 2011 thereby creating the problem to begin with. This was in the face of a census that very year showing rapid population growth. As for it being the biggest programme in our history, I'm not sure about that but I'll take your word for now.Just as well they've launched the biggest social housing programme in Irish history, so. As for your first point, you should try reading the polling data - ABC1s may be FG's strongest demographic, but they're well up there in the others too.