UK/French/German elections: Is there now any reason why Enda Kenny should now remain?

Congalltee

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Brexit negotiations won't get off the ground.
There will be no stability in NI until the UK election is done.

These were the two pillars on which Enda Kenny stood to remain in office. They are gone.

EU leadership won't occur until Le Pen/Mechelon are seen off by media poster boy Macron or until the autumn when Dr Merkel is reelected.


Kenny's achievements:
- restoring credibility to economy internationally
- marriage equality referendum
- implementing X case judgment

Kenny's failings:
- increase in inequality
- public services run down
- housing crisis
- health crisis
- Garda crisis
- silly referenda eg judges pay
 


blinding

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Enda is a cute Mayo Hoor.......Nothing else is of any importance......anywhere in the world....
 

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Assuming he goes - whoever takes over do we demand a new GE here as the new Taoiseach will not have a mandate - could we be back at the polls before the end of June ourselves?
 

making waves

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Kenny is a parish pump politician who will hang on by his fingernails up until the last possible moment - all the bluester about 'make my decision clear soon' is an attempt to regroup and cling on for another while.

Coveney and Varadker must be tearing their hair out.
 

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I would have thought May would call an election before triggering article 50.
 

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Kenny is a parish pump politician who will hang on by his fingernails up until the last possible moment - all the bluester about 'make my decision clear soon' is an attempt to regroup and cling on for another while.

Coveney and Varadker must be tearing their hair out.
"Bluester"== Bluster by a Blueshirt?
 

blinding

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Kenny is a parish pump politician who will hang on by his fingernails up until the last possible moment - all the bluester about 'make my decision clear soon' is an attempt to regroup and cling on for another while.

Coveney and Varadker must be tearing their hair out.
They are two useless K**ts . If you cannot out manoeuvre Kenny user the present circumstances then you are not fit to lead a political party..........
 

Dame_Enda

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Brexit negotiations won't get off the ground.
There will be no stability in NI until the UK election is done.

These were the two pillars on which Enda Kenny stood to remain in office. They are gone.

EU leadership won't occur until Le Pen/Mechelon are seen off by media poster boy Macron or until the autumn when Dr Merkel is reelected.


Kenny's achievements:
- restoring credibility to economy internationally
- marriage equality referendum
- implementing X case judgment

Kenny's failings:
- increase in inequality
- public services run down
- housing crisis
- health crisis
- Garda crisis
- silly referenda eg judges pay
Enda was forced to hold the ssm referendum and X case legislation by Labour. Not voting FG too concerned with the upper classes.
 

realistic1

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Kenny is a parish pump politician who will hang on by his fingernails up until the last possible moment - all the bluester about 'make my decision clear soon' is an attempt to regroup and cling on for another while.

Coveney and Varadker must be tearing their hair out.
The Socialist Party would favour the likes of Coveney and Varadker to take the leadership, as they would probably be more right wing in their financial policies. The Socialist Party love it when working people are attacked financially.
 

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It may well happen this side of summer anyway as has been suggested.
 

farnaby

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Assuming he goes - whoever takes over do we demand a new GE here as the new Taoiseach will not have a mandate - could we be back at the polls before the end of June ourselves?
It's clear that our politicians will need to focus far more on foreign policy than was known to be the case in 2016. So in theory we should have a GE to reflect this.

However in our system GEs tend to zero in on local concerns and multi-seat rivalries, and most likely having one now would result in another, protracted, stalemate.

So on balance i'm of the view that Kenny should step down and his successor should see out this term with an intense focus on building on foreign relationships.
 

statsman

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Brexit negotiations won't get off the ground.
There will be no stability in NI until the UK election is done.

These were the two pillars on which Enda Kenny stood to remain in office. They are gone.

EU leadership won't occur until Le Pen/Mechelon are seen off by media poster boy Macron or until the autumn when Dr Merkel is reelected.


Kenny's achievements:
- restoring credibility to economy internationally
- marriage equality referendum
- implementing X case judgment

Kenny's failings:
- increase in inequality
- public services run down
- housing crisis
- health crisis
- Garda crisis
- silly referenda eg judges pay
Whatever about Kenny, the Brexit negotiations will go ahead. The 27 aren't going to play May's little game.
 

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Kenny is having the time of his life. The more the media tell him he must go, the harder he will laugh.

Think he really wants to move back to Castlebar full-time? ;)
 

blinding

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Kenny is having the time of his life. The more the media tell him he must go, the harder he will laugh.

Think he really wants to move back to Castlebar full-time? ;)
No . After all Mayo has done for that Bo**ix , he is off to Kerry.....

Ungrateful barsteward..........
 

HarshBuzz

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No . After all Mayo has done for that Bo**ix , he is off to Kerry.....

Ungrateful barsteward..........
Is he really?!

Didn't know that. Maybe he's planning to hang out in a certain establishment in Killorglin all day long, driving voters away from the Healy-Reas. Playing the long game?
 

blinding

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Is he really?!

Didn't know that. Maybe he's planning to hang out in a certain establishment in Killorglin all day long, driving voters away from the Healy-Reas. Playing the long game?
The wife is from Kerry and he is or has built his retirement home there .

Thats Mayo's payback for all those lost All Irelands............
 

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The Socialist Party would favour the likes of Coveney and Varadker to take the leadership, as they would probably be more right wing in their financial policies. The Socialist Party love it when working people are attacked financially.
Socialists want working class people to suffer - right :roll:
 

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Who should he be replaced by and why is that person better?

That person would also have no mandate. At least people knew who the FG leader was when they voted last time.

I can't say I'm bowled over by Enda Kenny but he seems daycent enough to me and I can't see anyone suitable to replace him, barring Joan Burton.
 


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