In the clearing stands The Boxer.

automaticforthepeople

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Seems that when all is said and done, new politics is all about old politics which in turn is all about money. Seems that Séan Canney is no canny operator. He's considering his position in the independent alliance. Not because he's got policy differences with the government on housing or health or even abortion as he hasn't told anyone what his stance is on the 8th.

You'll recall Canney and Boxer Moran were the 2 coin tossers who decided who could be Minister for Public Works not on the basis of their policy but on the toss of the coin. Not of course that any of that mattered, this after all is new politics where there's a place for everyone, especially tossers,

The real issue is money. Séan Canney didn't reckon that the government would last 2 years in which case he'd have got the better deal than Boxer when it comes to totting up the mulah. Seems that Canney turned the page of the calendar lately to discover shock horror that he was going to end up with the bum deal.

The solution that the 5 remaining Independents would vote to see who'd get the half car for another year. Boxer it seems is the man for the job.

Now Séan is sulking and thinking about folding up his tent and walking. That might prove problematic as it'll reduce the maths of the new politics arrangement unless Séan joins FF. How else might Séan retain his seat in the next election, an election that may now be a step closer if he weighs anchor and moves on.

Interesting that the last Tuam TD was Colm Keaveney who jumped ship to FF also.
Is history about to repeat itself?

https://www.rte.ie/news/politics/2018/0423/956666-sean-canney-independent-alliance/
 
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Canney has left the alliance but is still promising to support the government on issues of confidence and the budget. Seems legislation is going to be another matter.

Slowly inching towards the precipice.
 

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Canney has left the alliance but is still promising to support the government on issues of confidence and the budget. Seems legislation is going to be another matter.

Slowly inching towards the precipice.
Oh god, will the country survive without Canney at the wheel.
 

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If ever there was proof that many in politics are out of touch with reality ...
 


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