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Gilmore Kills The Labour Party: Final Death Knell.


The Owl

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Listening to our Tánaiste Gilmore today replying to Leader's Questions I was stunned, once again, by the absolute total disregard he and his comrades have towards the oldest socialist party in Ireland, The Labour Party and their success in bringing it to its knees.

But he is their Leader, I hear you shout! Yes, and what a Leader he is. He has not only reneged on every policy issue of the Labour Party which had been softened up by the first attack by Rabbitte as leader, he blatently stood up in the Dáil Chamber today and laughed off and as usual jeered the speakers for Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil, ULA, etc., as they questioned him about the latest "screw the welfare of children and Mothers policy" of this Government, i.e., Maternity Benefit being fully taxed, the cut in Child Benefit, and of course the Property Tax being now as this Snake in the Grass put it "dealt with by the Revenue Commission" as if the Tax people just suddenly had a whim to take on this property tax and were not instructed by Government to crucify those who do not work because they have been made redundant, are already in negative equity, are sick, are old, or just cannot manage as it is on cutbacks in wages.

Now look at that what I have just written. The last two lines. Every single thing that The Labour Party has fought for for years wiped out in in one fell swoop.

If it was the intent of Gilmore and Rabbitte to destroy Labour, they have completed that mission today.
 

jmcc

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It is amazing that Labour just doesn't get rid of these people.
 

the secretary

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Labour, I'm sick to death of Gilmore and Rabbitt. Almost at the stage of turning the channel when they come on
 

Crazy horse 6

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They are the labour party but only in name. The present set up bares no resemblance to the labour movement.
 

R3volution_R3ady

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Thank Buddha, they're finished.

A celebration at Labours demise is in order. Thank you Gilmore. Thank you, from the bottom of my soul.
 

Auld Cynic

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I'm sure it wasn't the intention of Gilmore & Rabbitte to destroy Labour but rather simply to use it as a vehicle to achieve their life-long ambition of serving in Cabinet & getting decent pensions out of it at the end of their days.

A look at their career progression indicates an increasing impatience with and abandonment of the old socialist rhetoric they used to spout in favour of the pragmatism of a kind of roundabout FF cute hoorism philosophy which made them cranky in middle age once they realised they could have been in power years ago if they hadn't pretended to be socialists.
 

Dame_Enda

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I oppose Labour because they are a statist and universalist party i.e. different reasons from The Owl, so their demise cannot come fast enough. On the cuts to social welfare: I oppose the universal-principal because it subsidises rich families who don't need it, thereby maintaining inequality. I favour replacing child benefit with direct provision to ensure the money is not going on parties/holidays/plasma televisions. It's supposed to be child-benefit not mothers-benefit.
 

Seanie Lemass

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Every single thing that The Labour Party has fought for for years wiped out in in one fell swoop.
I see where you are coming from but I suggest that you are not too familiar with Labour's sad history! They have invariably been part of negative anti-social governments when given the chance.
 

Fr.Ted Crilly

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What's really galling is the constant mocking and laughing at the opposition from the government benches.
The arrogance of these plebs puts FF in the halfpenny place.
Roll on 2016.
 

Astral Peaks

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Listening to our Tánaiste Gilmore today replying to Leader's Questions I was stunned, once again, by the absolute total disregard he and his comrades have towards the oldest socialist party in Ireland, The Labour Party and their success in bringing it to its knees.

But he is their Leader, I hear you shout! Yes, and what a Leader he is. He has not only reneged on every policy issue of the Labour Party which had been softened up by the first attack by Rabbitte as leader, he blatently stood up in the Dáil Chamber today and laughed off and as usual jeered the speakers for Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil, ULA, etc., as they questioned him about the latest "screw the welfare of children and Mothers policy" of this Government, i.e., Maternity Benefit being fully taxed, the cut in Child Benefit, and of course the Property Tax being now as this Snake in the Grass put it "dealt with by the Revenue Commission" as if the Tax people just suddenly had a whim to take on this property tax and were not instructed by Government to crucify those who do not work because they have been made redundant, are already in negative equity, are sick, are old, or just cannot manage as it is on cutbacks in wages.

Now look at that what I have just written. The last two lines. Every single thing that The Labour Party has fought for for years wiped out in in one fell swoop.

If it was the intent of Gilmore and Rabbitte to destroy Labour, they have completed that mission today.
Negative equity is not the Labour Party's fault....

And when did socialists start to think a proprty tax was a bad idea?
 

greengoose2

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I'm sure it wasn't the intention of Gilmore & Rabbitte to destroy Labour but rather simply to use it as a vehicle to achieve their life-long ambition of serving in Cabinet & getting decent pensions out of it at the end of their days.

A look at their career progression indicates an increasing impatience with and abandonment of the old socialist rhetoric they used to spout in favour of the pragmatism of a kind of roundabout FF cute hoorism philosophy which made them cranky in middle age once they realised they could have been in power years ago if they hadn't pretended to be socialists.
Well said!
 

Dame_Enda

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What's really galling is the constant mocking and laughing at the opposition from the government benches.
The arrogance of these plebs puts FF in the halfpenny place.
Roll on 2016.
A good thrashing in the Meath East by-election will sort that out.
 

sport02

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I remember recently listening to Howlin on the Marian show talk about how his party thought long and hard about entering coalition, dug deep into their hearts. The thing is the week prior to the vote they promised the sun,moon and stars with their Tesco-esque ads along with Ruairi Quinns public signature for college students.

Now Ruairi an ex finmin and FG looking like they may not need Labour, and Howlin tries to tells us they had a very big decision to make, baloney, nothing was getting in the way of Quinn,Howlin,Rabbitte and Gilmore parking their backsides on the other side of the chamber.
 

Fr.Ted Crilly

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A good thrashing in the Meath East by-election will sort that out.
If FG don't return a TD from that by-election it will signal the beginning of the end for this government.
 

Clanrickard

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Negative equity is not the Labour Party's fault....

And when did socialists start to think a proprty tax was a bad idea?
Or taxing child benefit? Or maternity benefit? If Labour are abandoning the old loony left tax and spend polices that is a good thing.
 
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