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Labour By-Election Shocker


ger12

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It is a shocker. I like many believed this government party would drop to single digits in the by election. But I didn't see 4% coming. The bad weather, voter disillusionment and the reduced hours at polling stations all contributed no doubt to this shocking low %.

The candidate was able though. And RTE were more than fair, as was the Irish Times, in giving Labour air and print time.

What's next folks for the Labour Party? How can they increase support before the Locals? I wonder what Deputy Shortall, Keaveney etc are doing right now.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AlxJrxiwB44XdFBGOGRrMUlMcmJ6VTA5YTlHNGxJOFE#gid=0

Just wondering, seeing as both FG and FF have much to be pleased about and Labour not so, if the issue of abortion also was a factor ...
 
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harshreality

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Perhaps those in the party, who are not detached from reality, could meet in a phone box somewhere to discuss this electoral disaster!
 

Hitchcock

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It maybe a shocker - but it is fu@king brilliant. Nice to see the smug, contemptuous grin wiped off the faces of Gilmore and Rabbitte
 

BrightDay

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It is a shocker. I like many believed this government party would drop to single digits in the by election. But I didn't see 4% coming. The bad weather, voter disillusionment and the reduced hours at polling stations all contributed no doubt to this shocking low %.

The candidate was able though. And RTE were more than fair, as was the Irish Times, in giving Labour air and print time.

What's next folks for the Labour Party? How can they increase support before the Locals? I wonder what Deputy Shortall, Keaveney etc are doing right now.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AlxJrxiwB44XdFBGOGRrMUlMcmJ6VTA5YTlHNGxJOFE#gid=0
I think Labour's lies contributed more than anything else you have mentioned.

And by the way, how can any media organisation be more than fair - if they were more than fair they would be biased and that would never happen with our National Broadcaster or the paper of the upper classes.
 

LamportsEdge

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I don't think Gilmore and Rabbitte give a damn to be quite honest. The Labour Party has been put into administration by its own leadership. The Labour Party leadership are simply doing nothing less than directors of a business in Ireland do when it is on the skids- filling their own boots and walking away from the workers and leaving the state to pick up the pieces.
 

Amnesiac

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The party leadership need to go if Labour want to steady the ship. Gilmore/Rabitte/Howlin all toxic for the party nationally.
 

RobertW

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It maybe a shocker - but it is fu@king brilliant. Nice to see the smug, contemptuous grin wiped off the faces of Gilmore and Rabbitte
There's something about the Labour Party which makes them more contemptible than FF and so when they have a result like this the satisfaction is arguably greater.

It could have something to do with the fact that they're a shower of lying champagne socialist bastárds who'd sell their granny down the Swanee for a sniff of power.
 

jmcc

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So where's Labour? All I see are a bunch of Stickies and their collaborators. Wasn't there once a Labour Party in Ireland? When the hell will you people wake up and get rid of those maggots?
 

The Auldfella

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I think Labour are heading for wipe out similar to the PD's for a purely simple common reason, they conned the people! Fine Gael, no matter what we say about them, have cleaned up a lot of the FF crap, albeit most of it at the tax payers expense, but seriously I would sooner be here than in Cyprus or Greece. Politics is always fickle, I would like to think the time is ripe for a new political party, one that does as they say what it says on the tin!
There are a lot of disillusioned cross party candidates out there capable of delivering a new party, I just wish someone had the cohonas to start it. Otherwise I will be left to my version of bar counter politics till the day I die.
 

emulator

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Quinn has been very quiet of late.... haven't seen sight nor sound of him for a while.
 

Pat Mc Larnon

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So where's Labour? All I see are a bunch of Stickies and their collaborators. Wasn't there once a Labour Party in Ireland? When the hell will you people wake up and get rid of those maggots?

Time for Rabbite and Gilmore to peel off and form Labour / Democratic Left. After a while they will ditch the Labour tag and the process will begin all over again.
 

constitutionus

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now now.

they came fourth !

FM104 told me so.

:D :D :D :D
 

sport02

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If Labour had chosen to remain in opposition, would they of been dominant opposition party, could they have won the seat?
 

Josip Broz

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If Dick Spring was still leader Reilly and Hogan would be back on the backbenches by now, Shorthall would still be a Junior Minister and they'd be competitive in an election like this. He may have been aloof, arrogant and self-righteous, but he would never have let himself be the poodle that Gilmore has become.
 

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