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"We're technically a minority government" - John Gormley


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The leader of the Green Party and Minister for the Environment John Gormley in an interview with Matt Cooper on TodayFM this evening said the government was technically a minority government, given the number of seats it has control of in the Dail.
 

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A misappropriation of the word government. Ireland does not have one.

The evidence leaks out by the day -

Tánaiste Mary Coughlan has said the Department of Enterprise has not yet decided whether or not the so-called 'leave and return' scheme introduced at Aer Lingus two years ago qualifies as redundancy
 

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Well, if they're a minority Government then they're admitting that they have no mandate.

They shouldn't be throwing terminology around like that without understanding what it means.

The Government is in power as a shaky coalition that is supported by independents. It's a minority if it loses a vote.
 

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Well, if they're a minority Government then they're admitting that they have no mandate.

They shouldn't be throwing terminology around like that without understanding what it means.

The Government is in power as a shaky coalition that is supported by independents. It's a minority if it loses a vote.
Indeed . Basically , a half dozen gombeens could turn the country on its head and send us into a tailspin at any time in the next 2 years . Yet we dont need an election !

This should really be in the ' you coudnt make it up thread ':mad: .
 

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Looks like he is on a wobble at the moment

- I wonder if he will pull the plug on Budget Night?

In the interests of the Nation of course!:)
By which time an election will be too late.
 

culmore

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why doesnt he do the decent thing now and go to the country and let the people decide
 

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The patriotic thing for him to do would be to go to Cowan and tell him to take a trip up to the Arus so that we can have our election and restore certainty to the bond markets---
 

Anorakphobia

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Well given just 1 in 10 people say they are satisfied with this current government, that's a minority in anyone's book.
 

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It still will not stop Brian Lenihan from bluffing, came back from Brussels a few weeks ago with his tail between his legs. he got his orders.produce a 4 year plan. Our new boss Mr Rihn is waiting, This evening the government is in panic looking for all party support. John Gormley obviously picked to do the dirty work again, Thats one thing i agree with Brian on he is the most suitable for those jobs, Young Dev the other night started crying for help. continued the next night by Pat Carey, Now the two Brians are on the ropes nothing is too low for Fianna Fail when survival is at stake, so Gormley bends the knee and cries for help for the two Brians. I guess our new boss Mr Rihn is on the phone every morning, thats where the problem lies, no doubt that Brian can draw up the plan
but he has to get the permission of Jackie Healy Rae before he can go show it to anyone. Now thats another good reason to have sympathy for Mr Linehan.
 

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How can a Minority Government produce a 4 year budget to present to Brussels?
 

Ulster-Lad

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How can an opposition serious about replacing that govenment even hint at supporting its budget?
Who said anything about supporting this government? The quicker this government falls the better. Quislings the lot of them.
 

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Gormley Holding on to power at all costs
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knII3S0MZtY]YouTube - Tom Waits "Hold On"[/ame]
 
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