With GE 2016 2.0 becoming a distinct possibility, what has changed?

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What has changed:
  1. Brexit
  2. Apple ruling
  3. The electorate's perceptions of Independents (thanks to Ross and Halligan)



What will have changed:
  1. The FG leadership will have changed (my own money is on Leo)
  2. Noonan won't stand again (Richard Bruton in)
  3. Irish Water may not be front and centre in the next GE as it will be parked
By the time the next election is called, there will be a new list of issues. When every problem is hyped to be a crisis, a real crisis will be perceived as another problem.
 

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there won't be a GE2016.2.
Lord Ross & his pals are having a great time in government - they never had it so good.
even the Stickie "SF/IRA" man Halligan, despite his tantrums, loves it.
FF don't want an election for some time yet -
Mickey Martin will continue to pull the strings of his puppet Kenny for another year or two.
 

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there won't be a GE2016.2.
Lord Ross & his pals are having a great time in government - they never had it so good.
even the Stickie "SF/IRA" man Halligan, despite his tantrums, loves it.
FF don't want an election for some time yet -
Mickey Martin will continue to pull the strings of his puppet Kenny for another year or two.
He can push his right wing agenda of service charges. He is even a bit to right wing for FG.

The party statement continued: “Earlier this year a problem arose when Councillor Halligan expressed his wish to vote for local authority service charges which the Workers’ Party has long opposed as an inequitable form of double taxation.
Workers’ Party asks Halligan for his seat | Munster Express Online
 

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That's the narrative alright, doesn't jibe too well with the fact that both FF and FG said they would talk to us. "Keep the spin going"
And ye said ye were not going into government unless ye were the major party even though the dogs on the street knew ye hadn't a hope of that.
 

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And ye said ye were not going into government unless ye were the major party even though the dogs on the street knew ye hadn't a hope of that.
Before the election, during the election we said our stall was open for anyone who want's to come talk. Had we the chance to actually refuse them which we might well have then the accusation of staying out of govt might have some legs...but it simply doesn't much as you might try to spin it :)
 

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Before the election, during the election we said our stall was open for anyone who want's to come talk. Had we the chance to actually refuse them which we might well have then the accusation of staying out of govt might have some legs...but it simply doesn't much as you might try to spin it :)
Lol, I'm sure you don't actually believe this. You arrogantly set yourself up as having to be a majority partner and then complain when bigger parties won't speak with you. The electorate flirted with ye for a while but have well seen through you now.
 

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There will be a big fuss about water charges. Even FF will be campaigning for the right to drink our own shyte this time. Major change.
 


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