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Mairead McGuinness - FG's most wanted?

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If the exit poll in Midlands/North-West is correct, then by the middle of next week Mairead McGuinness will be the most in-demand woman in Europe. An obvious potential President of the European Parliament (a role she's been eyeing up for a while) - but, how about back home? McGuinness could at a stroke solve FG's biggest demographic worries, namely women and rural voters, whose support for FG has been drifting downwards since Varadkar became leader and FG basically lost its rural face. But would she do it? You'd have to assume she'd insist on being made deputy leader and added to the ticket in Louth, and realistically she'd either hold marginals or nail down gains for FG in virtually every constituency across Midlands/NW, and probably a few further south too. But is Varadkar prepared to a) demote Coveney after the great job he's done on Brexit; and b) add a genuine leadership rival to domestic politics, rather than having her safely out of the picture in Brussels?
 
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NYCKY

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She would get a shot a very decent Commission job if Leo saw fit to nominate her.
 

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Interesting thread, sounds almost like a campaign by insiders? No way will Varadkar want to bring a potential rival back to Dublin.
 

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Interesting thread, sounds almost like a campaign by insiders? No way will Varadkar want to bring a potential rival back to Dublin.
Not a campaign by insiders, I can assure you. Just my own thoughts.
 

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she is in good company along with the new President of Ukraine , who just happens to be a "comedian".He perhaps could give her a few tips on being "successful in climbing the greasy pole to the very top".But I don't expect any radical changes just "same old ,same old" rubbish but a different talking head saying it.
 

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Not a campaign by insiders, I can assure you. Just my own thoughts.
Sorry HBAP but this far you haven't been able to demonstrate any thoughts that the rational person could consider independent of FG HQ
 


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