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Who will be leading FF when the Dáil sits again.


eoghanacht

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Simple enough question who do you think will be FF leader when the Dáil reconvenes after the summer holiday. I have Lenihan as a shoe-in with either Martin or Ahern or both, challenging him. The only thing to count against him would be the matter of his health. It's resonable to believe the heave will come shortly and the one thing we can say about FF and it's members is that it's party first-party last and that any heave will be quick and bloodless as to not damage the party any further.

1. Cowan.

2. Lenihan.

3. Martin.

4. Dempsey.

5. Coughlan.

6. Hanafin.

7. Other.
 

ONQ

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Martin isn't stupid enough to seek the nomination in the middle of a recession until the green shoots start to sprout, then they will all take a run at the job.

Lenihan as Taoiseach, after his pandering to the banks, and supplication to Anglo?

One Finance Minister becoming Taoiseach after another - seriously?

Not until he's purged his record by the uplift proving him right.

Then, health permitting, he may be unstoppable.
 

bmw1

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i think they will have the same leadership as they have at the minut ie aurthur guinness paddy and the pro european one carlsberg
 

slippy wicket

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I would believe that Cthulu will be in charge.
At least the many-angled-ones have some morals.
 

Podolski1.5

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It doesn't really matter. It will be same anti-worker policies and agenda of destroying the public sector and punishing the ordinary people for the crimes of the plutocracy.
 
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Lenihan won't leave finance. Itd be very risky.

My guess is Hanafin.
 

spidermom

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Its 10 days away...It will be Cowen.

We are all a little surprised at how Enda Kenny tackled his party's revolt...imagine how this lad will handle it???
 

slippy wicket

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Its 10 days away...It will be Cowen.

We are all a little surprised at how Enda Kenny tackled his party's revolt...imagine how this lad will handle it???
i would imagine that it will involve 6 whiskeys, 10 pints of guinness and 4 bottles of wine.
 
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Same as now. No one.
 

Rocket Man

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I still think it will be Cowan.
The Irish Times poll could be very serious but the party really has no other option.
If Cowan is determined to stay and if no-one is prepared to put their head above the parapit then the status quo will remain.
 

spidermom

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slippy wicket

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I still think it will be Cowan.
The Irish Times poll could be very serious but the party really has no other option.
If Cowan is determined to stay and if no-one is prepared to put their head above the parapit then the status quo will remain.
unfortunately that is probobly what will happen.
the gutless fianna ffukers dont have the balls to do anything else.
 

revolution

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Same as now. No one.
dead right,brian cowen will continue
who would seriously want the job at the minute

the greens are calling the shots,no change of taoiseach
it would be a suicide mission to become ff taoiseach now

its the self destruct button,shortest taoiseach in history
 

LeDroit

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Lenihan as Taoiseach. Martin in Finance. Ahern as Tanaiste. Hanafin promoted out of the Ministry of Fun. Everyone's a winner and the bloodbath is put off for two years when they're in opposition and Lenihan will retire.
 

turdsl

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Self preservation, jobs for the boys, none for those on the dole,It worked once, not a second time.
 

spidermom

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Lenihan as Taoiseach. Martin in Finance. Ahern as Tanaiste. Hanafin promoted out of the Ministry of Fun. Everyone's a winner and the bloodbath is put off for two years when they're in opposition and Lenihan will retire.
Where is sweary Mary???..:)
 

Cai

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It's going to be Cowan isn't it.

Replacing him would make it difficult to resist a GE & a GE will mean political oblivion to rather a lot of FF back benchers. So they'll do whatever it takes to avoid one.
 

eoghanacht

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It doesn't really matter. It will be same anti-worker policies and agenda of destroying the public sector and punishing the ordinary people for the crimes of the plutocracy.
Thats what the system is designed for.
 

the_rebubblican

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I see an opportunity here for the disgruntled TDs to pull a fast one. Build up enough momentum quickly enough to dismay Cowen and his supporters, force his resignation and then have a really quick selection of leader.

All this could be done before the Dáil resits. We'd have a new Taoiseach, fait accompli, presented to the nation on the first day when it resits.

The Greens would go with it because it's all done without parliamentary scrutiny and they too would play the innocent as it was an internal party matter.

The fact that a revitalised corpse of an adminstration would present itself as a united front to a reconvened Dáil would give then enough cojones to push through a budget and then hang on for dear life. Otherwise they'll be harried by opposition and media alike.
 

eoghanacht

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Lenihan as Taoiseach. Martin in Finance. Ahern as Tanaiste. Hanafin promoted out of the Ministry of Fun. Everyone's a winner and the bloodbath is put off for two years when they're in opposition and Lenihan will retire.
Hanafin for foreign affairs. Other than that it's a fair assesment. Cheers.
 
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