JHR and Lowry 'no longer support the government': RTE



Ulster-Lad

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 26, 2006
Messages
9,989
No bypass?
 

slippy wicket

Well-known member
Joined
Mar 10, 2010
Messages
4,492
Rats, and sinking ships come to mind.:rolleyes:
 

Malbekh

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 30, 2009
Messages
3,012
Too late, he missed the boat. Even if his son gets in next year, the days of the gombeen princes are gone forever.
 

Simbo67

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 23, 2004
Messages
572
They said he was withdrawing (but not yet). What does that mean? Support the budget and the go to the country a la greens?
 

ne0ica

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 22, 2009
Messages
8,140
Just heard now on RTE Radio News at 1. Healy Rae says he can no longer support the government.
Vey oppurtunistic of him. But sure as long as he got potholes fixed in Kerry the last 2 years F the rest of the country.
 

Skrynesaver

Active member
Joined
May 25, 2009
Messages
277
"it's time for integrity in government"

To quote Tom Leher, satire is dead
 
Joined
Feb 21, 2003
Messages
4,249
Website
www.politics.ie
Twitter
davidcochrane
This is the statement by Michael Lowry - calling on FG and Labour to support the budget, given they'll be in charge soon enough after.

Statement by Deputy Lowry
This is an intense National Financial Crisis. Labour and Fine Gael are certain to be in Government, possibly before the end of January. It is therefore imperative, in the national interest, that Fine Gael and Labour consult thoroughly with the Minister for Finance and that they reach agreement with the Government on both the budgetary parameters and the main specific budgetary measures.
For Fine Gael and Labour to simply shy back from reality and refuse to engage now with the Government and reach agreement on a budget would be a complete abdication of their imminent responsibilities. It would demonstrate a greater appetite for political advantage than a readiness to exercise responsible leadership.
It is time for Fine Gael and Labour to show that they are ready to take power, that they can exercise responsible leadership.

Time for Labour in particular to step up to the plate, to abandon populist rhetoric-After all they have not put forward any reasonable or realistic budgetary proposals-just empty criticism and rhetoric.

Dire financial realities facing the State mean that a Budget must be passed. Every serious commentator agrees that Ireland simply cannot afford not to pass a budget in early December. Therefore it would be an astonishing political failure on the part of Labour and Fine Gael if for political advantage, they do not join with Minister Lenihan in seeking to agree on the broad measures to be contained in this vital budget.

It would also send the worst of signals to Europe and the ECB if the “Government in waiting” demonstrated an inability to agree on the urgently necessary measure.
 

ellie08

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 2, 2008
Messages
12,325
Useless avaricious gombeen. Hope he clears up the business of his mileage before he goes for good.
 

rockofcashel

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 23, 2005
Messages
7,998
Website
www.sinnfein.ie
Haha, too fupping late Jackie.. too fupping late

Not a sausage for you in the Budget .. nor Lowry... why would you bother giving them a thing when every backbencher would be up in arms.. and when FG and or Labour will ensure the Budget will pass anyway
 

Rocky

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 9, 2004
Messages
8,564
The big question now is will the government even make it to the end of January.
 

LDF

Well-known member
Joined
May 28, 2007
Messages
4,157
FG will be abstaining on the budget so.
 

gijoe

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 26, 2010
Messages
15,230
This is the statement by Michael Lowry - calling on FG and Labour to support the budget, given they'll be in charge soon enough after.
So he wants FG and Labour to support a budget that he himself will not!
 


New Threads

Popular Threads

Most Replies

Top