- Aug 8, 2008
Sounds like PS servants doesn't like SF idea to cap salaries in public sector by 100K and beginning attack on SF in order to prevent transfer of votes from Labour without any policies to SF with at least some policiesThe 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.