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Ruairi Quinn's sudden opposition to Reilly is breath-takingly cynical.


leftsoc

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Is the sindo backing Quinn to succeed Gilmore?

It looks like it from yesterday's lead 'story'.

In an exclusive, the Sindo revealed that most Labour TDs think Reilly is a moron, at best. Hardly news, let alone a front page lead, so the story has a politcal purpose.

But wait , they also reveal that Ruairi Quinn is Reilly's most outspken minsterial opponent! This is the same Ruairi Quinn who fell over himself to praise the Bufoon Reilly when it mattered, when Roisin Shortall resigned. So the story is not about Quinn opposing Reilly, since he did all he could to save the Fat Fool when Reilly could easily have been ousted.

No , this only makes sense as a blatant leak by Quinn himself to curry favour with the unwashed ahead of a leadership battle. The fact that the Sindo gave a front page to this PR exercise means he is the Sindo's favoured son to be Labour leader. That should be enough to convince any Labour party member to run a mile from any attempt to impose Quinn on the party.

Remember comrades, the Golden Rule, any Labour minister who is praised or helped by the Sindo is in bed with the devil.
 

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think you've hit the nail on the head!
 

emulator

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You may be giving him too much credit there....

What this shows is members of the Labour PP who are sick of their party's direction and will take an opportunity to highlight the political games the party is engaged in. There will be a move against Gilmore but I don't think it's coming from the likes of Quinn.

If it is he is a misguided fool....
 

potholedogger

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Is the sindo backing Quinn to succeed Gilmore?

It looks like it from yesterday's lead 'story'.

In an exclusive, the Sindo revealed that most Labour TDs think Reilly is a moron, at best. Hardly news, let alone a front page lead, so the story has a politcal purpose.

But wait , they also reveal that Ruairi Quinn is Reilly's most outspken minsterial opponent! This is the same Ruairi Quinn who fell over himself to praise the Bufoon Reilly when it mattered, when Roisin Shortall resigned. So the story is not about Quinn opposing Reilly, since he did all he could to save the Fat Fool when Reilly could easily have been ousted.

No , this only makes sense as a blatant leak by Quinn himself to curry favour with the unwashed ahead of a leadership battle. The fact that the Sindo gave a front page to this PR exercise means he is the Sindo's favoured son to be Labour leader. That should be enough to convince any Labour party member to run a mile from any attempt to impose Quinn on the party.

Remember comrades, the Golden Rule, any Labour minister who is praised or helped by the Sindo is in bed with the devil.
There is a major heave on!

I wonder who was the Labour squealer who squealed the story on Reilly from the Parliamentary Party meeting. Strange that there is no hunt to dicipline the squealer?

Gilmore will be on the back benches in a few months!

Labour want the party back.
 

Ryan Tubbs

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Quinn has an appalling attitude-problem when it comes to Fine Gael, and he only shows it when it suits him politically. Take a look back at the "Family at War" and the recent "Labour's Way" documentaries. He makes persistent references to Fine Gael ministers and TDs treating Labour Ministers and TDs as if they were the "Upstairs" to the "Downstairs", in Downton Abbey terms.

Anyone who knows anything about the relationship between the two parties knows that any kind of class snobbery from FG towards Labour ended in the 1960s, when the "gentrification" and smoked-salmonisation of the Labour party took place. To suggest that it continued into the 80s or even into the present day is simply ridiculous. And yet Quinn does.

(Ignoring for a moment the irony of wealthy Sandymount architect complaining about being treated as a serf by posh Fine Gael lawyer types......)

Quinn has some kind of seething resentment towards FG. He must have been bullied by a Fine Gaeler at school. This explains his periodic outbursts against FG and its leading figures, and it explains this outburst today.
 

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According to Radio 1 this afternoon, there is speculation that Quinn's comments were leaked to try and draw attention away from Labour's budget woes
 

Ryan Tubbs

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According to Radio 1 this afternoon, there is speculation that Quinn's comments were leaked to try and draw attention away from Labour's budget woes
Yes they rejected a tiny 3% cut to basic social welfare rates, which would have saved €600 million and allowed ALL cuts to home help, carers allowances etc. to be reversed.....

And instead they got a "mansion tax" that will generate less than a tenth of that.

What a victory for caring/sharing socialism!
 

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According to Radio 1 this afternoon, there is speculation that Quinn's comments were leaked to try and draw attention away from Labour's budget woes
That's a bit ... desperate ... ? A seasoned politician like Mr Quinn would be well aware of the lose lips. So you would wonder why he may have said what he is reported to have said.
 

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Quinn has some kind of seething resentment towards FG. He must have been bullied by a Fine Gaeler at school. This explains his periodic outbursts against FG and its leading figures, and it explains this outburst today.
Its far more basic, he comes from a FF family:lol:
 

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Quinn said only what the whole country is aware of.That Reilly is not up to the job.

The important question now is,

Was it a friend or foe that leaked the story from the parliamentary meeting

and what's the next move.
 

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Reilly will be the least of Labour's concerns come Wednesday afternoon - there will be many who will be thinking that the Labour ministers around the cabinet table are not up to the job.
 

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Quinn said only what the whole country is aware of.That Reilly is not up to the job.

The important question now is,

Was it a friend or foe that leaked the story from the parliamentary meeting

and what's the next move.
Don't you know now...? Reilly will doubtless be appointed to some highly paid EU position. Don't worry, he won't be turfed out onto the dole as he should be.
 

turdsl

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Don't you know now...? Reilly will doubtless be appointed to some highly paid EU position. Don't worry, he won't be turfed out onto the dole as he should be.

True, that would solve a major problem for Mr Kenny,

I would have sympathy for the EU if they were to see him coming,
 

Ryan Tubbs

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Is the sindo backing Quinn to succeed Gilmore?
Quinn is 66, nine years older than Gilmore. I doubt he would have the appetite for it. More importantly, I very much doubt there would be any great desire to go back to a Quinn leadership, given that his 4 year tenure was pretty unremarkable and led to a loss of seats.
 

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Budget. Diversion. 101.

Next.
 

ManOfReason

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I'm pretty sure Ruairi Quinn's plans are to retire soon and let his barrister son take over his seat. A real 'professional' politician is our Ruairi, he knows how to take care of his own. "Viva La Revolution" - or whatever the 'hip' slogan in Sandymount is these days.
 

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Quinn is 66, nine years older than Gilmore. I doubt he would have the appetite for it. More importantly, I very much doubt there would be any great desire to go back to a Quinn leadership, given that his 4 year tenure was pretty unremarkable and led to a loss of seats.
I agree I doubt Quinn wants his old job back as Labour leader plus he'll be retiring at the next general election or get an EU commission job in Brussels. I wouldn't be surprised if Joan Burton is plotting a leadership challenge against Gilmore, saying that Labour are unsuited for government during the tough times.
 

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Ruairi Spin. He likes taking a spin, and clocking up the expenses.

Another aristocrat getting ready to hand the inheritance on to a family member.
 

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Whatever is behind this story you can be sure it serves Quinn. A greedy, grasping politician along the lines of Ahern.
 

leftsoc

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Whatever is behind this story you can be sure it serves Quinn. A greedy, grasping politician along the lines of Ahern.
At least Bertie has not founded another political dynasty. We are spared that at least. Thank heaven for small mercies
 
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