Next government Fianna Fail/Sinn Fein?

Baron von Biffo

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The announcement that Gerry Adams is to seek a seat in Louth at the GE prompts the obvious question, why? The equally obvious (to me at any rate) answer is that SF see a strong possibility of being in government with FF.

With Lab bought into the ABFF thing there's a niche for SF to pick up FF transfers and traditional FF voters who want to slap their party but not vote FG into office. Anti FG elements in Lab might also transfer/swap to SF. My feeling is that, despite the poll numbers, FF will still return with 60+ seats. The possibility of Kenny managing to lose a few seats can't be entirely excluded and if the gale is only a gust FG/Lab might not have the numbers. If the electorate is in a 'plague on all your houses' mood we could have a big crop of independents and traditionally FF have nurtured them better. SF in the low to mid teens could just about make Adams Tanaiste.
 


Pat Mc Larnon

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No, no and no again.
 

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The announcement that Gerry Adams is to seek a seat in Louth at the GE prompts the obvious question, why? The equally obvious (to me at any rate) answer is that SF see a strong possibility of being in government with FF.

With Lab bought into the ABFF thing there's a niche for SF to pick up FF transfers and traditional FF voters who want to slap their party but not vote FG into office. Anti FG elements in Lab might also transfer/swap to SF. My feeling is that, despite the poll numbers, FF will still return with 60+ seats. The possibility of Kenny managing to lose a few seats can't be entirely excluded and if the gale is only a gust FG/Lab might not have the numbers. If the electorate is in a 'plague on all your houses' mood we could have a big crop of independents and traditionally FF have nurtured them better. SF in the low to mid teens could just about make Adams Tanaiste.
If SF were to go into coalition with FF after the next election they would be annihilated in the following election. Looks what is about to happen to the greens!!
 

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The announcement that Gerry Adams is to seek a seat in Louth at the GE prompts the obvious question, why? The equally obvious (to me at any rate) answer is that SF see a strong possibility of being in government with FF.

With Lab bought into the ABFF thing there's a niche for SF to pick up FF transfers and traditional FF voters who want to slap their party but not vote FG into office. Anti FG elements in Lab might also transfer/swap to SF. My feeling is that, despite the poll numbers, FF will still return with 60+ seats. The possibility of Kenny managing to lose a few seats can't be entirely excluded and if the gale is only a gust FG/Lab might not have the numbers. If the electorate is in a 'plague on all your houses' mood we could have a big crop of independents and traditionally FF have nurtured them better. SF in the low to mid teens could just about make Adams Tanaiste.
I reckon SF would need about 45 seats after the next GE to form a coalition. Even diehard FF'ers I know would consider 40 seats for them not such a bad result.
 

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FF will do business with whoever will help them cling to power. Make no mistake.
 

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FF to salvage 60+ seats, that I can see, though my best guess is about 50.
The rest of your post is comical.
Sinn Fien will get 6 or 7 seats, and not even Adams is guaranteed.
 

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They won't have the numbers, even on the off chance that Fianna Fail 60, which I do not believe they will. Sinn Féin won't achieve 10 seats - leaves them well off the magic 83.
 

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I predict a Blue Shirt and Provie goverment.
 

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I'd say the chances of a FF/Sinn Fein coalition are about as likely as the two Brians going on national television tonight to resign amidst apologies to the nation for their incompetence and bad decisions over the years. Not likely methinks...
 

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The announcement that Gerry Adams is to seek a seat in Louth at the GE prompts the obvious question, why? The equally obvious (to me at any rate) answer is that SF see a strong possibility of being in government with FF.

With Lab bought into the ABFF thing there's a niche for SF to pick up FF transfers and traditional FF voters who want to slap their party but not vote FG into office. Anti FG elements in Lab might also transfer/swap to SF. My feeling is that, despite the poll numbers, FF will still return with 60+ seats. The possibility of Kenny managing to lose a few seats can't be entirely excluded and if the gale is only a gust FG/Lab might not have the numbers. If the electorate is in a 'plague on all your houses' mood we could have a big crop of independents and traditionally FF have nurtured them better. SF in the low to mid teens could just about make Adams Tanaiste.
Thanks, BvB

It's bloody cold today and all the doom and gloom over bailouts and budgets was really getting to me - until I read this, a smile slowly broke across my face and then I rolled on the floor laughing.

Don't know which is funnier: FF winning 60+ seats, FG losing seats, SF in the mid-teens or the Great Bearded One as Tanaiste. Will get back to you on that one.

But thanks for brightening the day...for a while at least.:lol::lol::lol::lol:
 

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First the PDs, then the Yellows. It must be the Shinners turn to face oblivion now!
Maybe that would be FF strategy. They say they want rid of SF so the obvious way of doing it would be to bring them into power and let the same fate as the PD's and Greens befall SF. It has been a sure fire strategy so far.
 

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The announcement that Gerry Adams is to seek a seat in Louth at the GE prompts the obvious question, why? The equally obvious (to me at any rate) answer is that SF see a strong possibility of being in government with FF.

With Lab bought into the ABFF thing there's a niche for SF to pick up FF transfers and traditional FF voters who want to slap their party but not vote FG into office. Anti FG elements in Lab might also transfer/swap to SF. My feeling is that, despite the poll numbers, FF will still return with 60+ seats. The possibility of Kenny managing to lose a few seats can't be entirely excluded and if the gale is only a gust FG/Lab might not have the numbers. If the electorate is in a 'plague on all your houses' mood we could have a big crop of independents and traditionally FF have nurtured them better. SF in the low to mid teens could just about make Adams Tanaiste.
its utterly amazing the amount of self deluded sh1t3 that some people come up with to suit there own needs...

there is only one certainty come the next government and thats that FF will not partake, after that all is possible though much of it improbable
 
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No. Nil. Non. Nein. Nei. Fat ************************************g chance.
 

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SevenStars

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Well, both had a stab at destroying the state, but only one seems to have succeeded.
When did the Provies make a stab at destroying the state???? :confused:

If only....
 


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