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ang
28-04-2014, 12:23 PM
Phil would prefer Joan as leader. I doubt very much that even if Joan took over that Phil could save her seat.

Joan Burton has stood over and implemented the most serious of cuts I doubt very much that Joan is the *saviour* of the Labour Party


A Labour MEP has called on Eamon Gilmore to be replaced immediately as party leader.
Tipperary-based MEP Phil Prendergast says making Joan Burton the party's leader is the only way to save some of its seats in the European elections.
She was speaking as a new opinion poll showed a majority of Labour supporters unhappy with Mr Gilmore's performance as party leader.
Ms Prendergast told the Irish Independent that Mr Gilmore's leadership was in a "state of chronic inability" and said urgent action was needed if Labour was to salvage any of its European seats.

http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/labour-mep-wants-gilmore-to-step-down-as-party-leader-628921.html

Richardbouvet
28-04-2014, 02:25 PM
Phil is trying to save her seat by appearing to be a dissident.

I'm not sure Joan B is the answer to labour's problems unless she were to play a much harder game with FG.

Dr. FIVE
28-04-2014, 02:38 PM
"not helpful" sez Gilmore

C. Flower
28-04-2014, 02:51 PM
A sign of panic.

jmcc
28-04-2014, 02:54 PM
Rabbitte trying do put up a bit of a smokescreen. Wonder if events will cascade?

Regards...jmcc

Seán Ryan
28-04-2014, 03:13 PM
Rabbitte trying do put up a bit of a smokescreen. Wonder if events will cascade?

Regards...jmcc

It'd be no harm to try to push it and see. :)

Any journos out there wanna ask Phil to elaborate? How has this bad leadership manifested itself with regard to Labour's performance in government? Where has Labour dropped the ball etc. because of this bad leadership.

And seeing that the statistics that are at the root of Phil's fury most certainly came into existence after whatever incidents amounted to bad leadership, had occurred, how come she wasn't angry when the shíte was actually wiped on her face?

Stupidity? Well she is pushing Joan (Mod) Burton. That's pretty stupid.

Anyhow, I shouldn't be petty. Labour can play pass the parcel 'til oblivion. Soon the Labour party will receive its much deserved Darwin award.

ang
28-04-2014, 05:02 PM
Joan Burton has confirmed her support of Eamon Gilmore as leader.

Says Phil should step-up campaigning.

Donal Og
28-04-2014, 07:46 PM
Said it before ...sigh. But here goes again--no other party or group of indies would have done anything different unless they had been in a majority.I know , I have spoken to enough of them.

Now repeat after me ' yes we know Donal, but you are soooo boring.'

Thank you.

Shaadi
28-04-2014, 09:27 PM
Said it before ...sigh. But here goes again--no other party or group of indies would have done anything different unless they had been in a majority.I know , I have spoken to enough of them.

Now repeat after me ' yes we know Donal, but you are soooo boring.'

Thank you.That is simply not correct.


They would indeed have been faced with the same broad parameters re our finances and the necessary cuts, tax increases etc that faced Labour in Govt, but would they have been crass enough and callous enough to break the advisers salary caps?

The AIW Shinners or the Socialist parties, or Ming and Daly etc. Would they have been in bed with the Gardai over the penaty points cover up? Happy to see medical cards taken off handicapped children while universality was introduced to the under 5s at the other end of the scale during the middle of highly straitened times? Waved on an increase to €2.50 per item prescription charges for medical card holders from a Govt that promised to abolish them. Be in bed with Dinny, and on and on. Have found only one cut from 800 in the PS. Be mouthing about lifestyle choices of people on welfare etc. Have been in bed with the establishment for so long that they're indistinguishable from it. Have deliberately decided to pander to the middle classes and abandoned the working classes in the stupid hope of consolidating the mythical middle class vote. There are a ton of adviser and cronyist family and hangers on that are quite simply beyond the Pale in terms of reward for effort expended.


It's not so much the cuts and tax increases, but more the cynicism and let them eat cake mentality of privilege that Labour exhibit that has them in trouble.


Chinless wonders who hadn't the ambition to see that majority status in the next Govt was just waiting right there for them if they'd let FG get on with forming a Govt without them. But seeing as Labour over the decades have been indistinguishable from FG bar on social policy and Trade Union connections, why then would Labour actually have the ambition to trump FG by deliberately staying out of bed with them?