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Labour - a victim of political climate change?

jmcc

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They'll just switch bandwagons until the Greens threaten their pockets.
Well the IT can claim to be Green friendly as people generally recycle it. Any word from the three wise monkeys about the Labour revival? :) The Greens seem to be on track to take quite a few council seats.
 


wombat

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The Greens seem to be on track to take quite a few council seats.
Not sure they'll have enough candidates - a bit like the Spring tide years ago.
 

jmcc

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Not sure they'll have enough candidates - a bit like the Spring tide years ago.
The real battle will be the GE. These are only the opening skirmishes. The Labourite thread spammers seem to have retreated too. Some had been trying to distract attention from Labour's performance by mentioning PBP/Soc nor doing well in some areas.
 

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Labour did not bankrupt the country.

Yet the people who did bankrupt the country and the media who cheer led the bankruptcy are blaming labour for the problems.

The media who cheer led the people and their decisions which bankrupt the country are cheer leading them back into power.
 

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The Greens are the ideal mudguard for FG or FF. Much better than Ross and Boxer.

Of course it will be a minority government.
 

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Labour like Fianna Fáil were big in the 90's and 00's.
 

PBP voter

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Labour like Fianna Fáil were big in the 90's and 00's.
FF could still be the largest party at local level.

Depressing.
 

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The Greens were more effective as junior partners in government with 7 TDs than Labour with over 30 TDs, which is probably why people are forgiving them fairly quickly.

They were indeed effective. They were effective in the economic destruction of the country along with their Fianna FAIL partners in Government that included such figures as Micheal Martin (remember him) and the recently re-elected councillor Mary Hannifan. We are still paying for the damage and the cost of rescuing the country. But sure, what matter, when the electorate are so forgetful and the media so forgiving.
 

jmcc

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The whinging from RTE is funny. Apparently they don't like their beloved Labour being trounced.
 

brughahaha

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Its easy to vote for the Greens in a European election , lots of dissatisfied middle class FF and FG votes in that , putting a shot across the bows of the 2 big parties IMO.

Not so sure it will necessarily translate to a general election and scrutiny of their policies......... For example if Cuffe gets his way and bottlenecks all of Fairview Strand down to 1 lane , making life even more miserable for commuters I cant see a reward of a TD from Dublin Bay North
 

benroe

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Labour! victims?
They are all millionaires, their senior members all sailed away into the sunset with ministerial pensions.
They are The sell out party and anyone still voting for them needs their heads examined.
 

PBP voter

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Labour! victims?
They are all millionaires, their senior members all sailed away into the sunset with ministerial pensions.
They are The sell out party and anyone still voting for them needs their heads examined.
So are all the Greens who served in Government.

Government minister=Millionaire once you serve 3 years.
 

brughahaha

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So are all the Greens who served in Government.

Government minister=Millionaire once you serve 3 years.
Ah but Labour like the cherry on top , like a land deal for some overpriced scrub land sold to the state to build a school on, a nice cushy plum EU job or some overpaid over-pensioned state position
 

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Ah but Labour like the cherry on top , like a land deal for some overpriced scrub land sold to the state to build a school on, a nice cushy plum EU job or some overpaid over-pensioned state position
Too busy managing their millions of euros. Mainly made up of oil shares.

 

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The whinging from RTE is funny. Apparently they don't like their beloved Labour being trounced.
The whinging from Joan Burton was even funnier. Apparently small parties shouldn't be allowed to speak in the Dail and nobody in Dublin should be allowed to vote.
 

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So are all the Greens who served in Government.

Government minister=Millionaire once you serve 3 years.
Even the dogs on the street know that the childrens hospital location was chosen to line the pockets of labour councilors in that area.
 

jmcc

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The whinging from Joan Burton was even funnier. Apparently small parties shouldn't be allowed to speak in the Dail and nobody in Dublin should be allowed to vote.
Surprised she didn't want a voting levy imposed on those who didn't vote Labour. :)
 

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