Varadkar watch - track his successes and failures as Taoiseach for easy reference

wombat

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It will be interesting to see what the options are when an election is called and what issues will rise to prominence. It sounds like FF will make a big play for the PS vote and hope there are enough like minded parties available to form a coalition. FG are on the ropes currently but I wonder will enough voters want Michael Martin back in office?
 


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That head of a bankers association Brian Hayes once scribbled a piece in the Dindo (2011 or 2012 or so) saying how FG needed FF. FG appeared to be scared sh!tless of SF becoming a major player. It knew that Labour was just a bunch of pension chasing gombeens who could be easily bought off. The Labour vote in 2011 was never really a Labour vote but rather a floating vote that had voted for FF until the house of cards collapsed in 2008.

Labour had an opportunity to position themselves as the main opposition. Once they declined to take that it was left vacant and FF have gradually re established themselves.

Labour are really hated in working class areas of dublin still. Certain people absolutely despise that party, bizarely they are hated even more than FF i would say. The loathing is hard to over state in many cases.
 

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Sinn Fein committed political suicide when they aligned themselves with the Gaystapo, liberal, anti-life, multicultural & diversity, open borders brigade.
They abandoned their core base of the plain ,working class people of Ireland,
It appears from the outside, they were steered in this direction by a false strategist ,who deliberately undermined the Party. Sinn Fein are now irrelevant, and have been sidelined and are a spent political force.
The National Party is the one that benefits from this neutering.
 

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Except that he didn't drag out the controversy - it lost oxygen, and went away.
Leo made a mess of the Maria Bailey swing-gate saga.
Yet you claim that it "went away"!
Stop running and admit your error.
Your move.
 

bells of shando

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The Maria Bailey case and the crude reference to paedophile priests are irrelevant in the Big Picture. They are distractions.
The Big Picture is the descent of Ireland into the abyss of social chaos ,caused by the massive planting of migrants, majority illegal ,into the small towns and villages of Ireland.
The Staistics on crime ,despite heavy massaging, speak for themselves. Assault, robberies and rape have gone thru; the roof. The Irish Media make all sorts of word gyrations to hide the main culprits ,such as an African becoming a Dubliner when describing a culprit.
You will never hear these issues given airing by Leo or the controlled ,subservient media.
 

Disillusioned democrat

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Another golden opportunity to show decisive leadership fluffed by Mr. V.

Regina Doherty has, by any measure, made a balls of her job and now joins a growing list of the FG top table who would struggle behind a McDonald's counter let alone manage a ministry.

It just seems like the PSC fiasco was such an own goal, down to arrogance and hubris.

Murphy, Harris and Flanagan are all failing at their jobs (unless of course their jobs are to do the opposite of what the citizens think it is) and now we can add Doherty to the pantheon of high level, high profile FG failures...all of which, it would seem, retain Varadkar's full confidence and support.

Varadkar has made this a great little country to be a crap minister in without facing consequences.
 

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The terrifying thing about this is that Murphy, Harris, Varadkar, Madigan and Doherty are nowhere near retirement age yet and could be carrying out FG policy for many years to come.
 

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The terrifying thing about this is that Murphy, Harris, Varadkar, Madigan and Doherty are nowhere near retirement age yet and could be carrying out FG policy for many years to come.
Not sure FG have much time left for implementing their policies tbh. They're gone at the next election imo. Doesn't matter who'll replace them, but people have FG up to their eyeballs at this stage
 

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Not sure FG have much time left for implementing their policies tbh. They're gone at the next election imo. Doesn't matter who'll replace them, but people have FG up to their eyeballs at this stage
It'll be some entry for the "success" column when Varadkar becomes know as the FG-er who handed the country back to FF, despite that party nearly destroying this country less than a decade ago. TBF Kenny started the process, but Varadkar pretty much sailed on regardless, all wrapped up in his cosy echo chamber, making FG more toxic than FF.
 

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Personally, the "nu-school" ministers have done more damage since they came to power than Kenny ever did, and he did a lot. Thats all on Leo, and maybe that what happens when you choose style over substance.
Murphy, Harris, , josepha, Regina all have black marks, multiple in some cases and for the most part they have been a disaster..

Thats not even getting into HRH Ross and Kappone etc.
I'll leave Coveney out ...for now.
 

bells of shando

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FG have been a great success for their EU and Globalists Masters.They will be rewarded with sinecures in Brussels. Do not expect any change from FF.
FF/FG are the 2 sides of the same donkey rear end.
Meanwhile the Irish people struggle to survive in the chaos created by them.
 


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