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Will Peter Mathews lose the FG whip or should he resign it ?


cyberianpan

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Peter Mathews has been ignored by the government , now he's delivered a short but scathing speech:

Dukes confirms the IBRC board 'has been liquidated' - The Irish Times - Wed, Feb 06, 2013
Fine Gael backbencher Peter Mathews criticised the appointment of KMPG as liquidators of IBRC and said there was no moral or legal obligation on Ireland to pay the banks debt.

He pointed out that the firm was the auditor for Irish Nationwide, which lost €6 billion on a balance sheet of only €10 or €11 billion.
And he missed votes :
https://twitter.com/fionnansheahan/status/299273260015693825
Fionnan Sheahan ‏@fionnansheahan
Peter Mathews missing from Dail for three votes after three minute speech where he said no legal obligation to pay this debt.
So is it time for him to go ? Will he be disciplined/pushed ?

cYp
 

emulator

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Shameless bump !
This maybe his time to shine.... if he wants to avoid looking at the pavement for the rest of his life.

Stand up, look Enda, James and Phil in the eye and simply say..... No
 

spidermom

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He'll be disciplined alright...loose the whip or whatever!!

Although seems he's ignored by most of FG anyhow!!

He's like George Lee a bit....loads of knowledge about economics but NONE about party politics!!...
 

stakerwallace

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Free speech is now out of fashion?
 

True Republican

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i hope he resigns, he'd definitely get my number 1 vote if he runs again.
 

Dame_Enda

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It should have been liquidated in the first place as in Iceland with Lansbanki without the taxpayer taking on its debt. It was a private entity so why did we have to bail it out? If the EU were so concerned about it then they should have bailed it out.

And no he shouldn't lose the whip. Only 5% of US Congressional votes are whipped, compared to 95% here. It's more of an elective dictatorship than a democracy.
 

loner

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He is a breath of fresh air in Leinster House---long may the people of South Dublin return him to the Dail.
 

Bud Light

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If he is to retain any credibility he has to resign the whip. He owes FG nothing.
 

storybud1

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He should be looking for like minded people if he loses the whip to start his own party, Ganley could provide a few bob for seed money and he could take a lot of the FG/FF vote.
 

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He should be looking for like minded people if he loses the whip to start his own party, Ganley could provide a few bob for seed money and he could take a lot of the FG/FF vote.

Ganley hasn't a pot to piss in.

And neither does Matthews if comes to that.

He is a liability to Enda's version of FG 'going forward' and all of that mullarkey....
 

TruthSeeker

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Ganley hasn't a pot to piss in.

And neither does Matthews if comes to that.

He is a liability to Enda's version of FG 'going forward' and all of that mullarkey....
He is a Godfearing man who has used his gifts to serve the nation, moreover you
are correct about him being a liabitlity to FG, I could definitely see him breaking the whip on
the abortion issue.
 

Rocky

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If Matthews wants to sit on the sidelines and moan about the immorailty of our bank debt with Ross and Donnelly while the world moves past them, than he's more than welcome to it.

Thankfully he seems to have more cop than that though.
 

sic transit

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If he is to retain any credibility he has to resign the whip. He owes FG nothing.
They provided the party machine that got him elected. He does seem to be wandering around looking for a niche. On this topic he can voice what other Govt TDs are thinking anyway.
 

ger12

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Was he ill?
 
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