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Labour- Every Little Hurts


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I'm shamelessly lifting this from a piece Harry McGee has in the IT

Labour fears come to pass - The Irish Times - Wed, Dec 05, 2012

At the height of the last GE campaign Labour, who were in full blown populist, say-anything-if-it-pulls-in-a-few-votes mode, suddenly turned their fire on FG - to deny them an overall majority. It was crazy stuff, because it was clear that Labour were going to choose to go into government with FG if the OM didn't materialise. And sure enough, it has come back to bite them:



Harry McGee ticks the boxes on the amount of FG election promises that have been kept in this budget

The tag line was that with Fine Gael, "every little hurts".

What the advertisement did not explain was what the Labour Party have in store for you in Government.

The answer to that was: exactly the same as Fine Gael have in store for you.

For despite its warning to citizens, every single one of the six hikes in the advertisement have come to pass, or will come to pass in the next year or so.
 

borntorum

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Ouch.

A balanced government - it's only fair
 

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onlyasking

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I'm shamelessly lifting this from a piece Harry McGee has in the IT

Labour fears come to pass - The Irish Times - Wed, Dec 05, 2012

At the height of the last GE campaign Labour, who were in full blown populist, say-anything-if-it-pulls-in-a-few-votes mode, suddenly turned their fire on FG - to deny them an overall majority. It was crazy stuff, because it was clear that Labour were going to choose to go into government with FG if the OM didn't materialise. And sure enough, it has come back to bite them:



Harry McGee ticks the boxes on the amount of FG election promises that have been kept in this budget
Coalition may have made sense if Labour could have actually provided a bulwark against base FF/FG instincts.

They didn't/couldn't/wouldn't. Hardly a surprise. Part of the three-ring circus. Too many in the leadership who needed/fancied another lift in a ministerial car.

Shortall got out in time.
 

hmmm

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Do Labour voters have any idea what Labour are for? I'm presuming at this stage they are purely the party of the wealthy public servants, what is the point of all these socialist pretenses? They obviously don't care for the lower paid, and they'll defend those on social welfare right up to the point where the choice is between cutting that or public sector pay, in which case we know what the outcome will be.
 

Analyzer

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Just like Quinn's public signed pledge to students. Desperate Labour desperate for access to state resources and power.
Fixed that for ya.
 

Tin Foil Hat

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Don't be fooled lads. Labour got exactly what they wanted from this coalition. A union plant sharing the finance ministry and some lovely pay and pensions.
 

macs magic

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Labour wanted a turn and it didn't matter what they had to do to have that turn
 

Analyzer

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How many of you have ever considered a career in socialism ?

Think of the benefits. Loadsamoney.

Your missus might even be able to get half a million for a site, and then get a job as a ministers advisor as well.
 

borntorum

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How many of you have ever considered a career in socialism ?

Think of the benefits. Loadsamoney.

Your missus might even be able to get half a million for a site, and then get a job as a ministers advisor as well.
You'd have to go on a lot of boring marches as well though.

I don't know if it would be worth it.
 

SayItAintSo

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I gave Labour a preference as I was horrified at the idea of a FG single party government. The reality is of course that it might as well be a single party gov.

They insult the electorate in many ways, most recently by the tabloid monikered 'mansion tax', instead of the higher USC for those on over €100,000. 'The plebs will love this, they won't notice the real cuts'.

The cut to the back to school allowance is sickening, no other way to describe it. The people who need that can I'll afford a reduction in the CB either.

I was never under any illusion about FG or EG & his ilk, but I did think the wider LP would hold to some of it's principles. I don't any more.
 

Crazy horse 6

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Do Labour voters have any idea what Labour are for? I'm presuming at this stage they are purely the party of the wealthy public servants, what is the point of all these socialist pretenses? They obviously don't care for the lower paid, and they'll defend those on social welfare right up to the point where the choice is between cutting that or public sector pay, in which case we know what the outcome will be.
They have no point. They are utterly irrelevent and a shadow of what they once where. Good riddance.
 

hmmm

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but I did think the wider LP would hold to some of it's principles. I don't any more.
What principles? Seriously, the only group I've seen them protect is the PS, everyone else has been cut. A PS worker on 100k has done better out of Labour (and the unions) than a newly unemployed person or a person on a low salary.
 
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