Irish General Election 2020 - Candidates, Polls, Predictions and Results

StarryPlough01

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FF Leader Micheal Martin looks like a scarecrow … really frail and quite scary :

Open to view his photo:

^^^ He needs a good hearty Irish stew with loads of spuds, which is more than a lot of families with children will be eating tonight in homes and on the streets around Ireland.

FF&FG are a double act conniving behind the scenes, hoping people will be fooled by their games …

FF's scarecrow is trying to make clothes horse FG Leo Varadkar look as if he is doing the country a favour - should they re-enter their SAME FAILED RELATIONSHIP (DUOPOLY). These are all the wrong signals on many levels.

It's SF party who has the mandate from the people.
 


Jimmy Two Times

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FF made a grave tactical error in my opinion by ruling out talks with SF yesterday.

Had they begun talks but rejected SF proposals such as the unconstitutional rent freeze and dismantling the tax base then they'd have the high ground in the next GE when the talks failed.

The more SF members banged on about 'we won the election' and Mary Lou must be Taoiseach', the more FF would be able to depict them as arrogant.

By excluding SF they've painted themselves into a corner. Now all that's on the table is FF/FG or a new GE.

I genuinely can't see FF/FG coming about so I think we're heading for a GE. And it's a GE that as of now will be pretty much a re-run of last Saturday.
For once we agree about something. The cute hoorism is certainly not senior hurling standard.
 

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FF Leader Micheal Martin looks like a scarecrow … really frail and quite scary :

Open to view his photo:

^^^ He needs a good hearty Irish stew with loads of spuds, which is more than a lot of families with children will be eating tonight in homes and on the streets around Ireland.

FF&FG are a double act conniving behind the scenes, hoping people will be fooled by their games …

FF's scarecrow is trying to make clothes horse FG Leo Varadkar look as if he is doing the country a favour - should they re-enter their SAME FAILED RELATIONSHIP (DUOPOLY). These are all the wrong signals on many levels.

It's SF party who has the mandate from the people.


So go ahead and form a government with your mandate. Nobody is stopping you.
 

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Reports of deadlock and more elections is purely theatrics for the grand coalition of FF and FG.

Both will argue national need after weeks of ‘talks’. No way either party go for another election with the real prospect of SF adding more seats.
 

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Reports of deadlock and more elections is purely theatrics for the grand coalition of FF and FG.

Both will argue national need after weeks of ‘talks’. No way either party go for another election with the real prospect of SF adding more seats.
Wouldn’t the Eu have to offer Leo an Exotic job to facilitate this. Leo is hardly going to hang around like a Bad Fart in a Lift !
 

Jimmy Two Times

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Reports of deadlock and more elections is purely theatrics for the grand coalition of FF and FG.

Both will argue national need after weeks of ‘talks’. No way either party go for another election with the real prospect of SF adding more seats.
Like the sting of a dying wasp. The last gasp in trying to keep their duopoly afloat, that and they fail to have the imagination to reinvent themselves.
 

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Reports of deadlock and more elections is purely theatrics for the grand coalition of FF and FG.

Both will argue national need after weeks of ‘talks’. No way either party go for another election with the real prospect of SF adding more seats.

Watching Prime Time last night , as FF and FG insisted there were other options (when there simply arent if they wont talk to SF) ....was like listening to a newly married couple insisting there'd be no sex on the honeymoon.

If anything FFs and FGs shenanigans are only going to infuriate the electorate even more with snails paced government formation and prevarication ....

Its the only show in town so FF and FGshould appoint a moderator (Lab or Greens) and sh!t or get off the pot
 

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One thing is clear from the last week; if you dont want SF in Government vote FG, FF threw up a kite for a few days to see what the reaction would be and every other party and independent couldn't wait to talk to them.
This is not a value judgment, it's just a statement of the obvious ( please note Eoghan Harris, Jody Corcoran, Ivan Yates and John Drennan)
 

Jimmy Two Times

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One thing is clear from the last week; if you dont want SF in Government vote FG, FF threw up a kite for a few days to see what the reaction would be and every other party and independent couldn't wait to talk to them.
This is not a value judgment, it's just a statement of the obvious ( please note Eoghan Harris, Jody Corcoran, Ivan Yates and John Drennan)
FF were interested when it looked like they would have 45 seats and SF would be on around 37 as the UCD pollsters predicted when the count was underway. When it turned out to be FF 38 SF 37 which would have meant a revolving Taoiseach and more evenly distributed power, FF changed tack again......In The National Interest.
 

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Wouldn’t the Eu have to offer Leo an Exotic job to facilitate this. Leo is hardly going to hang around like a Bad Fart in a Lift !

Boris Johnson and the Brexiteers whose arses you were licking want a Paddy called Murphy who would know his place and would shut his gob.
 

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FF were interested when it looked like they would have 45 seats and SF would be on around 37 as the UCD pollsters predicted when the count was underway. When it turned out to be FF 38 SF 37 which would have meant a revolving Taoiseach and more evenly distributed power, FF changed tack again......In The National Interest.
That is probably fair comment. Especially if the 5+ seats needed to make up the numbers were from the radical left.

Hard for FF to join a coalition where their guy was not taoiseach.

More humiliation for them to stomach after five years as FG's bitch.
 
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FF were interested when it looked like they would have 45 seats and SF would be on around 37 as the UCD pollsters predicted when the count was underway. When it turned out to be FF 38 SF 37 which would have meant a revolving Taoiseach and more evenly distributed power, FF changed tack again......In The National Interest.
FF is only interested in themselves with golden circle in mind. Freebies for their buddies in business.

FF have always put their own party before ireland and FF don't act in the real interest of Ireland.

FF is afraid that if with SF in joint power, they won't be able to do things that they would like freebies to loyal FG business friend or business incentives via finance Bill etc
 

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Watching Prime Time last night , as FF and FG insisted there were other options (when there simply arent if they wont talk to SF) ....was like listening to a newly married couple insisting there'd be no sex on the honeymoon.

If anything FFs and FGs shenanigans are only going to infuriate the electorate even more with snails paced government formation and prevarication ....

Its the only show in town so FF and FGshould appoint a moderator (Lab or Greens) and sh!t or get off the pot
Wrong if FF and FG agree to form a coalition that gives them 73 seats so all they need is 7 more
Greens
Social Democrats
7 Independents

While SF can only muster around 60 seats with a left wing Gov., dout they would be able to muster 20 Indps. SF to get a Gov. in place needs the support of FF or FG + 5 or 7 otherss
 

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FF Leader Micheal Martin looks like a scarecrow … really frail and quite scary :

Open to view his photo:

^^^ He needs a good hearty Irish stew with loads of spuds, which is more than a lot of families with children will be eating tonight in homes and on the streets around Ireland.

FF&FG are a double act conniving behind the scenes, hoping people will be fooled by their games …

FF's scarecrow is trying to make clothes horse FG Leo Varadkar look as if he is doing the country a favour - should they re-enter their SAME FAILED RELATIONSHIP (DUOPOLY). These are all the wrong signals on many levels.

It's SF party who has the mandate from the people.
SF has a mandate from SOME of the people.
 

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FF Leader Micheal Martin looks like a scarecrow … really frail and quite scary :

Open to view his photo:

^^^ He needs a good hearty Irish stew with loads of spuds, which is more than a lot of families with children will be eating tonight in homes and on the streets around Ireland.

FF&FG are a double act conniving behind the scenes, hoping people will be fooled by their games …

FF's scarecrow is trying to make clothes horse FG Leo Varadkar look as if he is doing the country a favour - should they re-enter their SAME FAILED RELATIONSHIP (DUOPOLY). These are all the wrong signals on many levels.

It's SF party who has the mandate from the people.
I don’t think too many voted to give Jarry a mandate, yet, there he was above in the thick of it yesterday. When people see that they may well think again.
 

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FF made a grave tactical error in my opinion by ruling out talks with SF yesterday.

Had they begun talks but rejected SF proposals such as the unconstitutional rent freeze and dismantling the tax base then they'd have the high ground in the next GE when the talks failed.

The more SF members banged on about 'we won the election' and Mary Lou must be Taoiseach', the more FF would be able to depict them as arrogant.

By excluding SF they've painted themselves into a corner. Now all that's on the table is FF/FG or a new GE.

I genuinely can't see FF/FG coming about so I think we're heading for a GE. And it's a GE that as of now will be pretty much a re-run of last Saturday.
I watched Darragh O'Brien on primetime last night.

David mcCullogh asks him why not deal with Sinn Fein and he says that FF promised voters before the
election they wouldnt.

McCullogh then says didnt you also say you wouldnt deal with FG and O'Brien waffles over and over.

McCullogh then just laughs at him.

FF should have met Sinn Fein and then walked out after a few days but not meeting them looks like
they are trying to rig the outcome.
 


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