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?
 


ruman

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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.
 

bells of shando

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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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