Renua Call for Pro Life Electoral Alliance

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I see that Renua ireland has started a petition calling for a Pro Life grand Alliance for the next General Election. They want candidates to fight the election on an agreed policy platform. Almost 1100 signatures at time of writing. Not sure about the prospects of this happening but if it did it would shake things up considerably.
https://www.gopetition.com/petitions/ireland-forward-together.html.
 


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I see that Renua ireland has started a petition calling for a Pro Life grand Alliance for the next General Election. They want candidates to fight the election on an agreed policy platform. Almost 1100 signatures at time of writing
https://www.gopetition.com/petitions/ireland-forward-together.html.
Deary me. They really don't know what they're letting themselves in for.

They'll be like a bag of cats on every political issue other than the usual concerns of the reactionaries.

Desperate times, I suppose.
 

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Must be nice for them to have found a purpose at long last... even if it was handed to them on a plate...
 

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A party with zero TDs is calling for an electoral pact...

:cool:
 

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I see that Renua ireland has started a petition calling for a Pro Life grand Alliance for the next General Election. They want candidates to fight the election on an agreed policy platform. Almost 1100 signatures at time of writing. Not sure about the prospects of this happening but if it did it would shake things up considerably.
https://www.gopetition.com/petitions/ireland-forward-together.html.
That's about 28 voters per constituency. Exciting times.
 

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This is an interesting idea and will no doubt skew the political form in many constituencies. Good opportunity for renua to capitalise if they are organised and have the right leadership and people on the ground. For prolife people this is life and death and not like something as small as water charges etc. Bring it on....

I myself am conflicted in that my local fg td Peter Fitzpatrick was on the prolife side - i don't want to vote for fg because of the party's pushing an abortion agenda but I recognise that he put his head up against the party machine!
 

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This is an interesting idea and will no doubt skew the political form in many constituencies.
People have never voted in substantial numbers directly in relation to the social issues that concern conservatives. You yourself seem to be indicating an inclination to continue voting FG.

If there's one thing that hasn't changed in Irish politics it's the puny worth of "social issues" in conservative voters' minds when entering the polling station during elections.

This rather desperate Renua initiative is not going to make a blind bit of difference to the political equation in Ireland.
 
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I see that Renua ireland has started a petition calling for a Pro Life grand Alliance for the next General Election. They want candidates to fight the election on an agreed policy platform. Almost 1100 signatures at time of writing. Not sure about the prospects of this happening but if it did it would shake things up considerably.
https://www.gopetition.com/petitions/ireland-forward-together.html.
1050 signatures.. is 1050, not "almost 1100"

Pathetic really.

I hope RENUA field candidates in every constituency, purely to annoy Fianna Fail.
 

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The utterly irrelevant trying to pretend that they are not utterly irrelevant.
 

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1050 signatures.. is 1050, not "almost 1100"

Pathetic really.

I hope RENUA field candidates in every constituency, purely to annoy Fianna Fail.
Sadly, their vote won't hit either Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael very much for the simple reason that it will be a very small vote.
 

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This is an interesting idea and will no doubt skew the political form in many constituencies. Good opportunity for renua to capitalise if they are organised and have the right leadership and people on the ground. For prolife people this is life and death and not like something as small as water charges etc. Bring it on....

I myself am conflicted in that my local fg td Peter Fitzpatrick was on the prolife side - i don't want to vote for fg because of the party's pushing an abortion agenda but I recognise that he put his head up against the party machine!
There was the occasional conscientious member of the National Socialist Party, but when the dust settled they were all just Nazis.

Fine Gael will forever be known as the party that started killing Irish babies. It has secured its place alongside Cromwell and An Gorta Mor.

Fitzpatrick can't be Prolife and Fine Gael.
 

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I see that Renua ireland has started a petition calling for a Pro Life grand Alliance for the next General Election. They want candidates to fight the election on an agreed policy platform. Almost 1100 signatures at time of writing. Not sure about the prospects of this happening but if it did it would shake things up considerably.
https://www.gopetition.com/petitions/ireland-forward-together.html.
[video=youtube;gh5xu35bAxA]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gh5xu35bAxA[/video]
 

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There was the occasional conscientious member of the National Socialist Party, but when the dust settled they were all just Nazis.

Fine Gael will forever be known as the party that started killing Irish babies. It has secured its place alongside Cromwell and An Gorta Mor.

Fitzpatrick can't be Prolife and Fine Gael.
Because two thirds of the Irish electorate voted for Cromwell and famine?
 

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There was the occasional conscientious member of the National Socialist Party, but when the dust settled they were all just Nazis.

Fine Gael will forever be known as the party that started killing Irish babies. It has secured its place alongside Cromwell and An Gorta Mor.

Fitzpatrick can't be Prolife and Fine Gael.
Jaysus you've got it bad...

So a democratic decision made as a result of a long overdue referendum voted on by the people is the fault of the Govt...

No doubt your answer would be to never discuss anything or have a vote on anything in case the result didn't go your way...

Grow up FFS will you...
 

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Jaysus you've got it bad...

So a democratic decision made as a result of a long overdue referendum voted on by the people is the fault of the Govt...

No doubt your answer would be to never discuss anything or have a vote on anything in case the result didn't go your way...

Grow up FFS will you...
What's the matter?
Is Fine Gael already ashamed of its legacy?

It should be.

What's next - a vote on the rights of Travellers...or Jews.. or old people?
 

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This was their approach around gay marriage time as well. We’re in a PR environment, so it doesn’t make much of a difference. If I care about abortion that much I’ll vote for Renua 1 and then my anti repeal FF or FG or Ind candidate next.

It won’t matter. It’s doomed to failure, because you’re making a point of ruling out the votes of the vast majority of the electorate before you start campaigning. That seems ill conceived.
 

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What's the matter?
Is Fine Gael already ashamed of its legacy?

It should be.

What's next - a vote on the rights of Travellers...or Jews.. or old people?
Why would any political party in a democracy be ashamed of a democratic decision by the people?

Seems like a very odd suggestion.

I think what's next is women in the home and something else but I doubt the turnouts will be up to much...
 

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Must be nice for them to have found a purpose at long last... even if it was handed to them on a plate...
They made a catastrophic error at the last election in not branding themselves as a socially conservative party but instead throwing themselves into the catch all party mode like all the others. That I think was all to do with Lucy running in the very liberal Dublin Bay South.
 

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Why would any political party in a democracy be ashamed of a democratic decision by the people?

Seems like a very odd suggestion.

I think what's next is women in the home and something else but I doubt the turnouts will be up to much...
Blasphemy. Expect a p.ie meltdown from the usual suspects, on both issues.
 


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