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Gormley open to national government


SKELLY

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Environment Minister John Gormley today admitted the idea of a national unity government may be worthy of consideration.

The Green Party leader said consensus is needed among all political parties on tax increases and expenditure cuts in order to lead the country out of economic crisis.

Such a national government could be considered for an agreed period of time, and possibly after the next election, Minister Gormley said.

However, Fine Gael has repeatedly ruled out any prospect of entering such an agreement.

The Government is currently working on a four-year budgetary plan, details of which will be announced next month.

Minister Gormley said today that the problems now facing the country go beyond party politics.

"We are in a very difficult situation," he said.

Read more: Gormley open to idea of national government | BreakingNews.ie
worthy of consideration? the cheek!

Just go, just go....
 

DCon

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First he takes no responsibility for Green actions since becoming FF's left testicle.

Now he wants to share the burden so he is not accountable.
 

Passer-by

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I am sure that once the next general election is over the current opposition parties might consider the idea.

In the meantime....
 

johnfás

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Of course he is... it is the only way he'll be near Government in a few months time.
 

Mushroom

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I'd be far more impressed with the Gormless One if he was open to the idea of holding a general election, or even some by-elections, in the national interest.

Or indeed if he was open to giving the go-ahead to the 500 jobs that would result from issuing the necessary licence for the Ringsend incinerator.
 

LeDroit

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Of course he is... it is the only way he'll be near Government in a few months time.
He'd form a coalition with Shell at this stage.
 

Ah Well

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Is he going to be watching any such Gov from a career in academia like the old days or the likes ... cos he sure as hell ain't going to be re-elected anyway
 

EvotingMachine0197

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If we ever needed a National Gov. it was in 2008. Now we just need an Election.

Gormley sounds like an arrogant little child who has eaten all his sweets and now feels entitled to someone elses sweets.
 

anewbeginning

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This is some kind of joke right?

Talk about holding out false hope to everyone.

There is no chance of this happening. FF will never give up their state cars, and the Greens are welded to the coalition with FF.

Nice attempt at populism from Gormley though, clearly he's trying to imitate the Gilmore school of saying one thing and meaining another.
 

wishywashy

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The gormless one now sees the writing on the wall. The Greens will be flushed away like a bad ************************. And heres this spoofer making one last futile attempt to cling on to some kind of power. A spineless ************************!
 

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Cross Party National Government

This notion seems to be gathering pace recently. What is disturbing is that it's not just coming from Government sources. Any opposition party that would subscribe to this deserves the greatest disdain. It is effectively responsibility without power. Eoghan Harris has even popped up supporting it in the Seanad yesterday( which really isnt that surprising). Certainly the message that it conveys is a Fianna Fail message, there is no alternative. Whether there is no alternative is beside the point. There has to be a reckoning for those responsible for bringing us to this point.
 

Flimflam

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I didn't think it was possible for Gormley to go even further down in my estimation. Has the man no shame at all?
 

beamish2010

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Gormless not again.

Gormless is at it again...This country needs a national govt like it needs more
money pumped into Anglo Irish Bank....Understood...No national govt period...
 

Ah Well

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Gormless is at it again...This country needs a national govt like it needs more
money pumped into Anglo Irish Bank....Understood...No national govt period...
National Gov = FF & GP on board

Only the deluded or those with vested interests would want that ...
 

Tomas Mor

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He would would'nt he. And suspend elections into the bargain, only way he and his cronies will hold their seats.
 

PUFF DADDY

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As per Frontline on Monday, (mum of 3 ;)) had a word with tweeter dan about such an idea - the cheek. away with yeh
 

SideysGhost

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"national Govt" has always been code for "attempt to legitimise FF scammery, entrench their perceived position as the natural party of government, and increase voter apathy cos shure der all de same"

Anyway, how can you have a "national" Govt when the largest single component, FF, are anti-national traitors?
 

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I think Gormley is open to the idea of a national govt in the same way a death-row prisoner is open to the idea of banning the electric chair.
 
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beamish2010

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No way Jose.

This notion seems to be gathering pace recently. What is disturbing is that it's not just coming from Government sources. Any opposition party that would subscribe to this deserves the greatest disdain. It is effectively responsibility without power. Eoghan Harris has even popped up supporting it in the Seanad yesterday( which really isnt that surprising). Certainly the message that it conveys is a Fianna Fail message, there is no alternative. Whether there is no alternative is beside the point. There has to be a reckoning for those responsible for bringing us to this point.
This country needs a national govt like we need a hole in the head...Secondly
we need a national govt like we need to pump more money into Anglo Irish Bank...

National govt...no way Jose...
 
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