Is Leo Varadkar using public money, to buy votes?

ShoutingIsLeadership

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On the News at One, on what was no more than an advert for Leo Varadkar, RTE reported from an event by Varadkar on Leo Street. We heard about buns and coffee provided for the media, followed by a few Varadkar soundbites. No policy questions, of course.

One of his soundbites was about a new social contract, where those who contribute to the system get something from the system.

The other was about keeping public finances on an even keel, and being prudent with public money.

Fast forward 15 minutes, and RTE plays an interview with Tony McLoughlin, TD Sligo North Leitrim.

McLoughlin appeared to indicate that he was voting for Varadkar because he had promised the money needed to fix the N4, in his area. Coveney would offer him nothing in return for his vote.

The cost? A cool one hundred million of public money.

TD after TD has been coming out to support Varadkar, despite him not having made a single policy statement since the campaign launched.

Have they been promised jobs or money, in return for their support?
 


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On the News at One, on what was no more than an advert for Leo Varadkar, RTE reported from an event by Varadkar on Leo Street. We heard about buns and coffee provided for the media, followed by a few Varadkar soundbites. No policy questions, of course.

One of his soundbites was about a new social contract, where those who contribute to the system get something from the system.

The other was about keeping public finances on an even keel, and being prudent with public money.

Fast forward 15 minutes, and RTE plays an interview with Tony McLoughlin, TD Sligo North Leitrim.

McLoughlin appeared to indicate that he was voting for Varadkar because he had promised the money needed to fix the N4, in his area. Coveney would offer him nothing in return for his vote.

The cost? A cool one hundred million of public money.

TD after TD has been coming out to support Varadkar, despite him not having made a single policy statement since the campaign launched.

Have they been promised jobs or money, in return for their support?
Typical Shinner. Confused about everything.
 

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On the News at One, on what was no more than an advert for Leo Varadkar, RTE reported from an event by Varadkar on Leo Street. We heard about buns and coffee provided for the media, followed by a few Varadkar soundbites. No policy questions, of course.

One of his soundbites was about a new social contract, where those who contribute to the system get something from the system.

The other was about keeping public finances on an even keel, and being prudent with public money.

Fast forward 15 minutes, and RTE plays an interview with Tony McLoughlin, TD Sligo North Leitrim.

McLoughlin appeared to indicate that he was voting for Varadkar because he had promised the money needed to fix the N4, in his area. Coveney would offer him nothing in return for his vote.

The cost? A cool one hundred million of public money.

TD after TD has been coming out to support Varadkar, despite him not having made a single policy statement since the campaign launched.

Have they been promised jobs or money, in return for their support?
"Appeared to indicate" bit vague, did he promise him the money or not? Can the Taoiseach just allocate money like that on his own?
 

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I know it's been a while since we had a serious (Labour doesn't count) leadership contest in this country.

People seem to have forgotten how they work.
 

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I know it's been a while since we had a serious (Labour doesn't count) leadership contest in this country.

People seem to have forgotten how they work.
Ah, that's alright so. Carry on spending state money then.
 

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"Appeared to indicate" bit vague, did he promise him the money or not? Can the Taoiseach just allocate money like that on his own?


I am being generous in my language, to avoid the thread being pulled for a review
 

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I know it's been a while since we had a serious (Labour doesn't count) leadership contest in this country.

People seem to have forgotten how they work.

When the person doing the promising, is running on a campaign of prudence with public money, it deserves to be highlighted. Also, he is self-declared "Mr Change"
 

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Nothing would surprise me with this lot they would even sell their own mothers to buy more votes.
 
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The HSE last week was suggesting you could win me over with a bar of chocolate.

The media enjoyed that happy coffee and bun. Methinks they're more easily bought than moi.
 

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When the person doing the promising, is running on a campaign of prudence with public money, it deserves to be highlighted. Also, he is self-declared "Mr Change"
His current social welfare fraud is doing the same. Nice move in the run up to the leadership contest.

He courts the big spender if memory serves me right pre 2011 election.
 

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I know it's been a while since we had a serious (Labour doesn't count) leadership contest in this country.

People seem to have forgotten how they work.
Is "serious leadership" not a prequisite to having a "serious leadership contest" ?

If so, then that explains the predicament that you described there.
 

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When the person doing the promising, is running on a campaign of prudence with public money, it deserves to be highlighted. Also, he is self-declared "Mr Change"
Anglo Irish Bank are not getting any more of the Irish taxpayers money.

Not even a "red cent".....
 

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When the person doing the promising, is running on a campaign of prudence with public money, it deserves to be highlighted. Also, he is self-declared "Mr Change"
Anglo Irish Bank are not getting any more of the Irish taxpayers money.

Not even a "red cent".....
 

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Typical Shinner. Confused about everything.
and there you have it, folks. SiL is as far from a shinner as you can imagine, and here we have the site's leading rightwing fúcktard - Volatire - (I believe that is the term he is fond of using himself) branding anyone disagreeing with his somewhat right-of-Hitler viewpoint as a shinner. That this sh1te is permitted continually speaks volumes about the running of this site.

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When the person doing the promising, is running on a campaign of prudence with public money, it deserves to be highlighted. Also, he is self-declared "Mr Change"
Can you provide a quote from Leo promising what you claim he is promising, or are you going on what the FG Leitrim TD claimed? Do you always take what FG Leitrim TD's say at face value?
 


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