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How Labour lost the election - and why there is no way back!

Breanainn

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A rather acerbic article by the creator of the Oireachtas Retort blog - sticks the boot into Gilmore for being all style and no substance, criticising the party for having zero interest in a broad left alliance in 2010-11, and ultimately displaying no intellectual creativity once they gained access to power. Perhaps, as with FF, there may be more public forgiveness that the author suggests, but his conclusion of political redundancy is hard to refute:

https://oireachtasretort.ie/2016/05/08/how-labour-lost-the-election/
 


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A rather acerbic article by the creator of the Oireachtas Retort blog - sticks the boot into Gilmore for being all style and no substance, criticising the party for having zero interest in a broad left alliance in 2010-11, and ultimately displaying no intellectual creativity once they gained access to power. Perhaps, as with FF, there may be more public forgiveness that the author suggests, but his conclusion of political redundancy is hard to refute:

https://oireachtasretort.ie/2016/05/08/how-labour-lost-the-election/
Utter and total gibberish. The PS were cosseted and the social welfare net protected by and large. The guy writing this is obviously a magic money tree advocate.
 

dresden8

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Utter and total gibberish. The PS were cosseted and the social welfare net protected by and large. The guy writing this is obviously a magic money tree advocate.
Lolz.

Like the magic money your employees got from the banks with your forged "magic money" P60s?

"By and large". Ask me hole.
 

turdsl

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Gilmore is now part of our history that is best forgotten,thankfully Joan may be
heading in the same direction in the next few days.
 

james toney

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For those that want a shorter version on the beginning of the end for Labour...and maybe Fine Gael.
Some may need a sick bag.

[video=youtube;6_dSwiNXmC4]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_dSwiNXmC4[/video]
 

dresden8

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Rubbish article. It does have the benefit that it lines up some of the arguments used by the Labour Party to defend itself.

It does a hopeless job of knocking them down again, though.
For example?
 

Franzoni

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Labour.. shafted by it's 'friends' and heading into a bitter leadership contest in the next few months...

What happens if Willie throws the toys out of the pram again....:D
 

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Labour.. shafted by it's 'friends' and heading into a bitter leadership contest in the next few months...

What happens if Willie throws the toys out of the pram again....:D
Alan Kelly will save them.
 

realistic1

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A rather acerbic article by the creator of the Oireachtas Retort blog - sticks the boot into Gilmore for being all style and no substance, criticising the party for having zero interest in a broad left alliance in 2010-11, and ultimately displaying no intellectual creativity once they gained access to power. Perhaps, as with FF, there may be more public forgiveness that the author suggests, but his conclusion of political redundancy is hard to refute:

https://oireachtasretort.ie/2016/05/08/how-labour-lost-the-election/
No mention of the Political Careerist Rabbitte, Gilmore etc. who have no loyalty to any Political philosophy. The political destruction they have left behind them, so as to realise the spoils of Political office is breath taking. That old saying "all political careers ends in failure" is not an issue with these Political careerist.
 

Clanrickard

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I did. He's spot on.

Ye Labour hacks carry on as if ye had won the election.

Lolz.
He is so far off it is laughable. The idea that Labour set out to make people poorer as declared in the article is loony left conspiracy monsense.
 

Toland

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No mention of the Political Careerist Rabbitte, Gilmore etc. who have no loyalty to any Political philosophy. The political destruction they have left behind them, so as to realise the spoils of Political office is breath taking. That old saying "all political careers ends in failure" is not an issue with these Political careerist.
laughable hyperbole.

The country still has a working economy, no thanks to those who advocated cutting down the money tree.
 

realistic1

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laughable hyperbole.

The country still has a working economy, no thanks to those who advocated cutting down the money tree.
The Political careerists of the Labour leadership did everything to protect the better off and themselves, simple as!
 

dresden8

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laughable hyperbole.

The country still has a working economy, no thanks to those who advocated cutting down the money tree.
Plenty of money trees for those at the trough.....

Tánaiste’s head of staff is paid
THE TÁNAISTE’S HEAD of staff is paid an annual salary of €144,550 – almost €52,000 above the pay cap for special advisers introduced by the government.
Away with ye.
 

Analyzer

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There is a way back.

Be nice to Malteser and his media oligarchy will return the favour.
 

Burnout

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I have a life.
If anyone could actually compare these 'parties' to brands, the first thing they would realise is that there are no 'core' values with any of them. A brand would never exist if it did not hold something true.

These yellow pack parties just change tack to suit the blowing wind. It's always bolt stable door apres the horse bolting. labour have show that in the eyes of the public they were just Fina Gaels Labour wing, now defunct and probably should disband or rebrand (again) under a new logo. But with no credibility and no values would you buy a used car from any of them.
 

The Field Marshal

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What a sight it was to see AK 47 and his Labour cronies slumped and prostrated on the Dail benches watching in utter despair as the new FG Government formed itself.

Glorious.
 

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