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Irish Examiner: Gilmore tries to push Labour Conference back in order to avoid a 'bloodbath' in run-up to Budget.


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Irish Examiner: Gilmore tries to push Labour Conference back in order to avoid a 'bloodbath' in run-up to Budget.

According to the Examiner Eamon Gilmore wishes to push the Labour conference back from its planned time in September to April 2014 which according to party rules is the latest date it can be held. According to the Examiner's political correspondent, Shaun Connolly, Gilmore wants to push the budget back so that delegates will not be bound to anti-austerity pledges in the run up to October's Budget. Labour's ruling body will make the decision with regard to the campaign next month.

The article also notes that Gilmore is due to face more opposition in the Dáil after the four Labour TDs who quit the whip are due to get more speaking time after a meeting with the Ceann Comhairle.


Gilmore seeks to dodge conference
 

jmcc

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Labour needs to get rid of that Stickie Gilmore and the rest of his pension tourists.
 

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Wouldn't be the first time Gilmore waited until after an important decision before even attempting to pretend to take a position on it. He really is the highest order of arsehole.
 

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The Labour party should be celebrating its centenary this year,instead it's being decimated,and has only itself to blame.Too many lies and broken promises.
 

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Wouldn't be the first time Gilmore waited until after an important decision before even attempting to pretend to take a position on it. He really is the highest order of arsehole.
Or is the lowest arsehole of the highest order :)

Its not only Gilmore that is crapping himself/herself in "labour" about that conference either!
 

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The Labour party should be celebrating its centenary this year,instead it's being decimated,and has only itself to blame.Too many lies and broken promises.
Even harder for them to commemorate Connolly's famous [& very prescient] prediction re partition:

"But Ireland, what of Ireland? It is the trusted leaders of Ireland that in secret conclave with the enemies of Ireland have agreed to see Ireland as a nation disrupted politically and her children divided under separate political governments with warring interests.

Now, what is the position of Labour towards it all? Let us remember that the Orange aristocracy now fighting for its supremacy in Ireland has at all times been based upon a denial of the common human rights of the Irish people; that the Orange Order was not founded to safeguard religious freedom, but to deny religious freedom, and that it raised this religious question, not for the sake of any religion, but in order to use religious zeal in the interests of the oppressive property rights of rackrenting landlords and sweating capitalists. That the Irish people might be kept asunder and robbed whilst so sundered and divided, the Orange aristocracy went down to the lowest depths and out of the lowest pits of hell brought up the abominations of sectarian feuds to stir the passions of the ignorant mob. No crime was too brutal or cowardly; no lie too base; no slander too ghastly, as long as they served to keep the democracy asunder.

And now that the progress of democracy elsewhere has somewhat muzzled the dogs of aristocratic power, now that in England as well as in Ireland the forces of labour are stirring and making for freedom and light, this same gang of well-fed plunderers of the people, secure in Union held upon their own dupes, seek by threats of force to arrest the march of idea and stifle the light of civilisation and liberty. And, lo and behold, the trusted guardians of the people, the vaunted saviours of the Irish race, agree in front of the enemy and in face of the world to sacrifice to the bigoted enemy the unity of the nation and along with it the lives, liberties and hopes of that portion of the nation which in the midst of the most hostile surroundings have fought to keep the faith in things national and progressive.

Such a scheme as that agreed to by Redmond and Devlin, the betrayal of the national democracy of industrial Ulster would mean a carnival of reaction both North and South, would set back the wheels of progress, would destroy the oncoming unity of the Irish Labour movement and paralyse all advanced movements whilst it endured.

To it Labour should give the bitterest opposition, against it Labour in Ulster should fight even to the death, if necessary, as our fathers fought before us.
 

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Or is the lowest arsehole of the highest order :)

Its not only Gilmore that is crapping himself/herself in "labour" about that conference either!
The Labour party leadership that allowed a bunch of liberal workshy spoofers like Gilmore/Rabbite/Burton take over must be ashamed, Labour needs to unshackle itself from the promotion of liberal ideals and get back to why it was formed.

But then again where is the talent? where are the people that will reform and tell the truth, in the citizenship referendum in 2004 which stopped the madness of people from the third world arriving here pregnant only to claim massive social welfare money/citizenship was opposed by Labour and the Shinners, yet these Parties hate each other cos they are too alike?

I would like to offer opinions on what Labour should do but I just cannot stand the current shower, all I can offer is that the current leadership should be thrown out on average industrial wages for pensions and if they object then you know they were never Labour to begin with,
 

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Still labour went up in the last opinion poll and SF (The Catholic party) went down.
 

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Still labour went up in the last opinion poll and SF (The Catholic party) went down.
the FG-lites still well behind SF tho'; wonder why?

BTW: SF was the most attacked party during the last 40 years by the RCC, which largely ignored mass murder & collusion by the Brit Forces. And kiddy-fiddling by their own perverts.
 

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Or is the lowest arsehole of the highest order :)

Its not only Gilmore that is crapping himself/herself in "labour" about that conference either!
Big disappointment for Ireland in Hollywood last night: just can't understand how Eamon Gilmore didn't get an Oscar.
 

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Hold on a minute. In December Eamon Gilmore wanted the confernece brought forward as he felt he could replace Colm Keaveney with his own nominee. Indeed he sought legal advice to do so. He was told that it couldn't be brought forward that the time is set. How now can he be allowed to put the conference back effectively a year from when he had penciled it in, from Spring 2013 till Spring 2014.
Surely thats not legal either under Labour rules?
 

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Gilmore and Rabbitte are simply placing the Labour Party in administration and are now negotiating with the auditors about when the gates are actually locked.
 

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Labour is doomed, Gilmore doesn't care. Maybe he's still with the sticks and is trying to bring them down from the inside. Well done comrade!:lol::lol:
 

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So on the 100th Anniversary of the 1913 Lock Out, The Labour Party is cancelling its annual conference that doesn't make any sense since I would imagine there would of been a lot of extra publicity due to the role of Labour in Irish society, future of trade unions etc, social partnership, achievements by the Irish Labour movement since that heroic stand.

Surely the membership will kick up a fuss, even that bollox Jack O'Connor will not allow this to happen.
 

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If Labour had any sense, every day of this government they would be using the phrase 'national government'.
 

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Its either Gilmores way or Frankfurts way
 

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According to the Examiner Eamon Gilmore wishes to push the Labour conference back from its planned time in September to April 2014 which according to party rules is the latest date it can be held. According to the Examiner's political correspondent, Shaun Connolly, Gilmore wants to push the budget back so that delegates will not be bound to anti-austerity pledges in the run up to October's Budget. Labour's ruling body will make the decision with regard to the campaign next month.

The article also notes that Gilmore is due to face more opposition in the Dáil after the four Labour TDs who quit the whip are due to get more speaking time after a meeting with the Ceann Comhairle.

Gilmore seeks to dodge conference
Sometimes the wrong type of leader screws over Labour's image. Michael O'Leary was one such example. More often it's coalition that does the damage, as Labour takes most of the flak for government decisions.

Today the Party has the worst of all possible worlds: in bed with a right-wing Party during a life-changing recession/depression, under the 'leadership' of a man whose two-faced duplicity has multiplied voter cynicism about the Party he heads. And he's surrounded by people of such boundless arrogance and dishonesty that none of them are a viable alternative.

Labour actually needs to go into meltdown so that something new can be made from the resulting ingredients.
 
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