The government will play it out until the end. GP's are negotiating the next government. Their card is very simple. 'Future Government, give us Green allocation as we're a European wide party, or else wait until....until'!How long does someone have to be a junior minister before the pension entitlements kick in, i actually see FF trying to hang on till 2012. There is only one way we are going to have an election and that is when the green minister actually resign their office.
The FF minister will give the greens one piece of legislation every quarter.
There will be no General Election until Enda and Eamon promise to play the green card. Waffle by James Reilly about 'yellow' cards are not helping the prospects of an early GE!
Greens are not stupid. When you have power, you hold onto it!
Unless of course, you get a better offer!
This government could still be here in twelve months if people like Jimmy Reilly don't embrace 'realpolitik'.