Will FG rule out coalition with FF?

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Or not? They seem all over the place with no sign of a clear message of what they are about. Latest instance is Michael Noonan praising Lenihan today for bringing 'certainty' into the banking situation.

If the numbers stack up, will they plump for FF in the guise of 'national government'?
 
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Not so pointless, if Labour was larger than FG and FF smaller and the numbers added up, it would happen. No FG leader is going to play second fiddle to Labour, it would be the end of them.
 

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Anyone who even thinks of voting FF again is anti irish and i wish them pain
Come election time the major issue will be the 4 year plan and the budgets for the next decade or two decades.
The economy and the public finances are in such a dire state now that we are locked into paying back the 35 Billion euro and massive cuts in public spending on health, education, social welfare, pensions, grants and everything else.
FF have put out their stall - we know what they have to offer.
FG and Labour have no alternatives.
They will be forced to stick to same 4 year plan, the same tax hikes and spending cuts.
Even Sinn Fein and the most lunatic left wing candidates if they were in government - should there be seismic change in political attitudes - will find they cannot change the arithmetic or else risk Third World status for this country.
Political differences are therefore irrelevant and party loyalties are irrelevant.

It means it makes no difference who is elected.

We are effectively in an uphill climb clinging on by our fingernails and political debate is over.

I predict Fianna Fail will be the junior partner in the next government at the very least.
 

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They have already ruled it out again and again and again. Stupid thread.
 

White Horse

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Not so pointless, if Labour was larger than FG and FF smaller and the numbers added up, it would happen. No FG leader is going to play second fiddle to Labour, it would be the end of them.
Are you 10. :confused:
 

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Come election time the major issue will be the 4 year plan and the budgets for the next decade or two decades.
The economy and the public finances are in such a dire state now that we are locked into paying back the 35 Billion euro and massive cuts in public spending on health, education, social welfare, pensions, grants and everything else.
FF have put out their stall - we know what they have to offer.
FG and Labour have no alternatives.
They will be forced to stick to same 4 year plan, the same tax hikes and spending cuts.
Even Sinn Fein and the most lunatic left wing candidates if they were in government - should there be seismic change in political attitudes - will find they cannot change the arithmetic or else risk Third World status for this country.
Political differences are therefore irrelevant and party loyalties are irrelevant.

It means it makes no difference who is elected.

We are effectively in an uphill climb clinging on by our fingernails and political debate is over.

I predict Fianna Fail will be the junior partner in the next government at the very least.
You are crazy

Who cares about FF plans..they made the mess..anyone who votes for them hates ireland and the irish
 

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How many hundreds of times must it be ruled out before you actually get the message? :rolleyes:
 

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They have already ruled it out again and again and again. Stupid thread.
I think SPQR has a point, each leader wants to be Taoseach, no matter what. So, they will go to bed with any party that will play 2nd fiddle, including FF.

Taoseach at any cost
 

Anglo/Irish

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How can anyone vote FF and say they care about Ireland...I want to give them a virtual punch tem on the nose for saying it

anyone who even shows a little support needs to be constantly be given a piece of peoples mind in public until they learn they are not wanted here in Ireland
 

TommyO'Brien

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Never mind what they have ruled in or out.

The number decide everything.
If you think that you don't understand politics.

FF and Labour right now would have a comfortable majority. Because of those numbers, as we all know FF and Labour went into government in 2007, don't we!

Oh wait . . .
 

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I predict Fianna Fail will be the junior partner in the next government at the very least.
If you think that you don't understand Irish politics and you certainly don't understand FF! :rolleyes:
 

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Why did they rule it out? Do those reasons still apply today?
The people who got us into the mess cannot be part of the solution - not only have they not learned from their mistakes, they don't even realise they have made any.
 

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Why did they rule it out? Do those reasons still apply today?
Yet again today.

The answer is clear. In case you haven't gotten the message as to whether FG will enter into a coalition with FF, the answer is

No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No.

And also . . . em . . . NO.

Got it yet? :rolleyes:
 

He3

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Yet again today.

The answer is clear. In case you haven't gotten the message as to whether FG will enter into a coalition with FF, the answer is

No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No.

And also . . . em . . . NO.

Got it yet? :rolleyes:

Give me a minute ...
 

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Or not? They seem all over the place with no sign of a clear message of what they are about. Latest instance is Michael Noonan praising Lenihan today for bringing 'certainty' into the banking situation.

If the numbers stack up, will they plump for FF in the guise of 'national government'?
Noonan has definitely lost his edge. He was once one of the sharpest operators in the Dail now he comes across like a slightly batty old uncle.
 


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