- Dec 19, 2011
If he'd made voters known about his extreme views on abortion, he never would have been elected in the first place.
I challenged him about that, because I was very unhappy that I'd given my no 1 to such a pro-life candidate. He responded that FG had known full well his views when they'd approached him to run. In fairness, he remained polite and engaged throughout our conversation. It's a pity FG didn't put him into a finance or economics position instead of the schoolteachers they put in charge. He would have played a more assured hand in discussions with the banks, troika etc.I agree, that comment he made about women dying in childbirth was so cold and callous. During the last election he admitted he didn't put his views on abortion on his leaflets which was surprising considering his stance on the subject.
Completely agree, a man of integrity, always courteous, a gentleman.A man of integrity, so he didn't fit well with FG.
Yeah-we're all diminished by fake posts too. Donnelly steered clear of it because he didn't agree with terms of reference or way it was set up. I would argue his call was vindicated. Best stick to the RIPsSeparate thread on Donnelly & Murphy. But seeing that you drew it down Matthews was no flash harry like Donnelly who stands for everything and nothing. Donnelly opted out of bank enquiry,becasue eh said he's be better off doing constituency work in Wicklow.
One of his worst moments was when asked on V Browne show whether a woman must continue with a pregnancy that might endanger or damage her life for ever he replied, sure we are all going to die anyhow.
RIP Matthews,we are all diminished by death
How do you explain FF soaring in the polls, if the voters are so keen on changing the law.
The average FF TD would sacrifice their own children on the altar if they thought there was a vote in it.How do you explain FF soaring in the polls, if the voters are so keen on changing the law.
The most anti-abortion party are consistently the most popular party in the polls.