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George Lee resigns from Fine Gael and as a TD


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Just in......

Statement from George Lee TD.


I wish to announce that I have resigned from the Fine Gael Party and from my seat in Dáil Eireann today Monday 8th February 2010.

It has been a very difficult decision, but it is one that I have taken after a great deal of reflection on my position and on the role that I have been playing in Fine Gael since I
joined that Party in May last year.

The nine months since then have been a period of enormous economic upheaval. Throughout that period I have done my best to play a positive role in contributing to the national debate and to efforts to find a solution for many of the country’s economic problems.

The reality, however, is that despite my best efforts I have had virtually no influence or input into shaping Fine Gael’s economic policies at this most critical time.

The role I have been playing within the party has been very limited and I have found this to be personally unfulfilling.

When I entered politics last May I made it clear that I was doing so because I wanted to try to play a new role contributing to economic policy formulation. After nine months of trying within the political system it is now my considered view that the role available to me within Fine Gael is not a role I am happy to play.

I would like thank most sincerely all those who campaigned for me, for all of their efforts and support. I would also like to thank my Secretarial and Parliamentary Assistants for all of the help and work that they have provided to me.

I particularly want to thank the electorate of Dublin South who voted for me in such large numbers last May. It has been a great privilege and an honour to serve on their behalf. However, I do not believe I would be serving the electorate honestly if I were to continue allowing my efforts and mandate to be used to promote and market economic policies into which I have had no input.
 


kerrynorth

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George Lee resigns from Fine Gael

Now on Newstalk.
 

He3

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sad result for someone who thought political Ireland was open to change
 

kerrynorth

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I do not know if this is a skit or not?
 

deepness

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thats mad. He's been quiet recently too so obviously not happy.
Doesnt say much for Enda's leadership.
 

jmcc

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This is definitely curtains for Enda.

Regards...jmcc
 

Pauli

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It didn't take him long to realise what a waste of time, and in his case, a fine mind, politics in Dail Eireann is.
 

LDF

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Holy F!ck. This is not good news for FG. Kenny could be in serious trouble now.
 

kerrynorth

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He has also resigned his Dail seat! Meltdown for FG.
 

Eurocitizen

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O my God just when I thought it could'nt get any better , bye bye Enda

Next Government FF/Lab
 

nonpartyboy

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Hopefully this will wake the people up to what a sad farce of a circus dail eireann is.
 

kerrynorth

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Dave - I think you can take George Lee off the next FG leader poll!! :)
 

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Given the way he has been treated by FG this comes as no great surprise, Oliva O'Leary flagged this a few weeks in one of her drivetime radio columns. He has huge talent which the party ignored for thier own both selfish and shortsighted reasons and now the chickens are coming home to roost.
 

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He joins a party, and expects after just 9 months to have "input into shaping Fine Gael’s economic policies at this most critical time."? Eejit.
 

Polytics.Irie

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WOW!!!


Not that he has done this, but, WOW, we have a politician who stands for what he believes.
 

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