View Full Version : Ruairi Quinn- Labour must back IMF deal

15-12-2010, 11:36 AM
Quinn, the Labour education spokesman (who incidentally has interests as a paid director in a think tank whose aims are 'commercialising' research in 3rd level institutions http://www.4thlevelventures.ie/aboutus.html, http://www.oireachtas.ie/viewdoc.asp?DocID=14472&CatID=20) has said that Labour should back the deal, because, you know, we are where we are :rolleyes:. He seems to imply that they will back the deal in the parliamentary vote which is due to take place today

Labour TD Ruari Quinn said his party feels it has to back the deal.

Mr Quinn said: "We are reluctantly, because there is a mess and it has to be fixed. Brian Lenihan has proven himself to be grossly incompetent, Fianna Fáil have been economically illiterate and the flagship of Nama has sunk because it was never designed to work in the first place.

Read more: http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/quinn-labour-has-to-back-deal-because-of-mess-485773.html?#ixzz18BB0RlSZ

If they do so, this will be a new low in the history of the Labour Party. It will also damage them and could perhaps dampen the Gilmore Gale following not just this but his admission that Labour wouldn't reverse any cuts in power.

C. Flower
15-12-2010, 11:43 AM
Who is his brother again ?

disability student
15-12-2010, 11:44 AM
Who is his brother again ?

Lochlann Quinn correct? Former AIB banker ... ex- board of directors:mad:

His career outline:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lochlann_Quinn

15-12-2010, 11:50 AM
Lovely...so he shouldn't get to vote on issues relating to AIB as there's a conflict of interest- same as education. Don't know about you lot but the probable next government is not looking very different from FF at this point in time.

15-12-2010, 12:39 PM
Don't know about you lot but the probable next government is not looking very different from FF at this point in time.

Agree. Noonan on PK radio show this morning did the usual dance around the idea of changing anything, despite some reasonable questioning. The game is FG would 'renogotiate' the deal with the IMF, meaning staying completely within existing framework but with 'tougher' sounding talk.

Anyone else heartily sick of this 'time for tougher negotiators' ********? It just softens us up for a change of personnel, not a change of policy.

15-12-2010, 12:39 PM
Ruairi - the compromise Finance Minister between Noonan/Bruton and Joan Burton! Seems he wants to get back into office.

15-12-2010, 01:33 PM
I have decided against voting Labour next time out, I am finished with all these major parties.

Slim Buddha
15-12-2010, 02:04 PM
I am not surprised at these sentiments, coming as they do from one of our leading Bollinger Bolsheviks.

15-12-2010, 07:24 PM
Apparently 35 people at last week's selection of candidates in Portlaoise were refused the right to ballot by the Labour Party when one of its members roused some support to do so as he felt the 6 new candidates gilmore announced were right wing and anti everything the party ever stood for. He said 'democracy was usurped from the selection process, and long time serving members were over looked in favour of high profile right wing candidates'. I think, from speaking with the long serving member himself, that a split could occure in the near future at lower level. Labour is like it's british equivalent-very much removed from any line of its original politik. I mean-Ivana Bacik a socialist? Ha. All she is interested in is quotas for women in the dail. She is the most snobbish feminist anti-men, anti-everything politician I have ever had the misfortune to watch on political shows or listen to on the airwaves.

C. Flower
15-12-2010, 11:50 PM
I heard more on this on the radio this evening. Labour voted agains the IMF/EU debt arrangement, but was luke warm about voting against the Credit Institutes Stability (Winding Up) Bill.

There was not a whiff of concern about the prospect of giving away the banks that we've nationalised at enormous public cost from Labour.

Peter Matthews from the late debate, with his cut glass accent, spoke out against the politicians and said the banks should have been fully nationalised, not the debt.