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



carlovian

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Fg just got a kicking on Clare Byrne.

They covered Dara Murphys expenses, the 90 year old on the trolley for 2 days and then Peter mcverry told the country of the failure of rebuilding Ireland.
 

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Surprised that FG have never mentioned Brian Crowley taking millions despite never once attending the European Parliment, he also refused to hand his seat over to his substitute Fergal Hartley.
 

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Surprised that FG have never mentioned Brian Crowley taking millions despite never once attending the European Parliment, he also refused to hand his seat over to his substitute Fergal Hartley.
Not sure going after Crowley would be a vote winner.
 

Baron von Biffo

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im sure kicking someone in a wheelchair would play very well with blueshirt voters
Not just them truth be told. An ardent SF supporter on here recently said that people with disabilities who ask that product designers have reasonable regard for their condition are 'arseholes and bullies'.

Dick-heads have as diverse a range of political loyalties as the rest of us.
 

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I suspect Vlad is mortally wounded anyway; the vultures are circling already.
The media have decided we need to bring back FF & Greens so we can build more houses - nothing to do with property advertising of course.
 

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The media have decided we need to bring back FF & Greens so we can build more houses - nothing to do with property advertising of course.
Of like a lot of us, they might think FG are done.they have had long enough and not changed enough...

But you know FF houses, the greens...look over there etc eyc
 

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Of like a lot of us, they might think FG are done.they have had long enough and not changed enough...

But you know FF houses, the greens...look over there etc eyc
No problem with people wanting to switch FF for FG, its what elections are for, its just I remember what the last FF/Green coalition delivered.
 

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The confidence motion means Murphy is safe. Varadkar can't sack him or move him without mortally wounding himself.
Of course Murphy's safe; there was never any boubt about it. I mean look at the Bailey business, and how hard Vlad had to be pushed to do something about it.
But all of this will come home to roost: Health, Housing, Bailey&Madigan, Farrell, and all the other incomptent and corrupt FGers. The election is just around the corner, and each action like this will wear FG's vote down a little; and maybe FF's too.
 

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Of course Murphy's safe; there was never any boubt about it. I mean look at the Bailey business, and how hard Vlad had to be pushed to do something about it.
But all of this will come home to roost: Health, Housing, Bailey&Madigan, Farrell, and all the other incomptent and corrupt FGers. The election is just around the corner, and each action like this will wear FG's vote down a little; and maybe FF's too.
Bailey and Murphy are two very different cases.

Bailey was just lobby-fodder who who got herself into a hole and kept digging. Murphy is a minister implementing government policy.

The Taoiseach picks the ministers so if a minister loses the confidence of the Dail it's politically, though not constitutionally, the same as the Taoiseach losing that confidence.

Once the SDs kicked off their little stunt Murphy couldn't be moved or sacked as it would appear as if the opposition was determining who could serve as ministers.

Had Murphy lost, Varadkar wouldn't have been able to continue as Taoiseach. He was correct to say that a GE would be the consequence of losing the vote.
 

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Bailey and Murphy are two very different cases.

Bailey was just lobby-fodder who who got herself into a hole and kept digging. Murphy is a minister implementing government policy.

The Taoiseach picks the ministers so if a minister loses the confidence of the Dail it's politically, though not constitutionally, the same as the Taoiseach losing that confidence.

Once the SDs kicked off their little stunt Murphy couldn't be moved or sacked as it would appear as if the opposition was determining who could serve as ministers.

Had Murphy lost, Varadkar wouldn't have been able to continue as Taoiseach. He was correct to say that a GE would be the consequence of losing the vote.
By extension, then, you think Varadkar believes Murphy is the right man for the job?

So basically, following that logic, FG's policy must then be to build 90% fewer houses than are required by a growing population, make 50% of disposable income is a valid rent and make our foreign landlords the most profitable on the planet?

The debate has been expertly steered towards "the homeless" because 75% of the population have no worry of ever being homeless and sure we're all convinced that the "homeless" are lazy addict scumbags that brought this on themselves...but it's also about high rent, unaffordable homes and a massive drain on the tax payer.
 

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By extension, then, you think Varadkar believes Murphy is the right man for the job?
He believed that when he appointed him. Whether he still believes it is another matter. What's certain though is that once the Sour and Dour no confidence motion was tabled Murphy became the most secure minister in the cabinet.

So basically, following that logic, FG's policy must then be to build 90% fewer houses than are required by a growing population, make 50% of disposable income is a valid rent and make our foreign landlords the most profitable on the planet?
Oh come on.

The debate has been expertly steered towards "the homeless" because 75% of the population have no worry of ever being homeless and sure we're all convinced that the "homeless" are lazy addict scumbags that brought this on themselves...but it's also about high rent, unaffordable homes and a massive drain on the tax payer.
The greater part of the problem is lack of supply and only idiots think that can be cured over night.

Other significant factors are the insistence on providing SH and rent subsidies in the most expensive parts of the country. We're at or near the stage when the only people who'll be able to afford to live in parts of Dublin are those on some form of state aid.

It's an absurd and unsustainable situation when those getting public support enjoy superior conditions to those who pay for that support.

Our continued refusal to deal with tenants and mortgage holders who aren't paying only adds to the burden of honest people.

It should be the case that if you stop paying rent or mortgage the landlord/lender can have you out within a month and have an attachment order against your salary/dole to recover their rent, enforcement costs and any damages.
 

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He believed that when he appointed him. Whether he still believes it is another matter. What's certain though is that once the Sour and Dour no confidence motion was tabled Murphy became the most secure minister in the cabinet.



Oh come on.



The greater part of the problem is lack of supply and only idiots think that can be cured over night.

Other significant factors are the insistence on providing SH and rent subsidies in the most expensive parts of the country. We're at or near the stage when the only people who'll be able to afford to live in parts of Dublin are those on some form of state aid.

It's an absurd and unsustainable situation when those getting public support enjoy superior conditions to those who pay for that support.

Our continued refusal to deal with tenants and mortgage holders who aren't paying only adds to the burden of honest people.

It should be the case that if you stop paying rent or mortgage the landlord/lender can have you out within a month and have an attachment order against your salary/dole to recover their rent, enforcement costs and any damages.
Yet that's all part of the FG policy - they've had 10 years, 5 years with a massive majority in the Dail, to change this and haven't, because it's all part of the grand plan.
 


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