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    Leo keeping Mick onside with access and, no doubt, cash for the Constituency


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    Here we go.... the spectacular arrogance, Whelan was properly appointed.....

    Where do we go from here? McCabe? The Guards? The Bankers? John of God's and sundry pocket liners?

    The options are many, and will FF turn a blind eye? probably, no point in an election in July/August.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by barrym View Post
    Here we go.... the spectacular arrogance, Whelan was properly appointed.....

    Where do we go from here? McCabe? The Guards? The Bankers? John of God's and sundry pocket liners?

    The options are many, and will FF turn a blind eye? probably, no point in an election in July/August.....
    Not forgetting MMoC's "demotion" and the extra money a super junior gets? Shane Ross anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by barrym View Post
    Here we go.... the spectacular arrogance, Whelan was properly appointed.....

    Where do we go from here? McCabe? The Guards? The Bankers? John of God's and sundry pocket liners?

    The options are many, and will FF turn a blind eye? probably, no point in an election in July/August.....
    1 of the lads was sayin a ff td said the deals off if yer woman gets the judge job so that means an election doesnt it????

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    Quote Originally Posted by George123 View Post
    Not forgetting MMoC's "demotion" and the extra money a super junior gets? Shane Ross anyone?
    thats some load of ***** isnt it mate????? get the sack and a payrise the 1 day!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dedogs View Post
    1 of the lads was sayin a ff td said the deals off if yer woman gets the judge job so that means an election doesnt it????
    Not really. The FF gang are slithery spoofers. Say one thing mean another. It all sounds good. We now have Regina promising the grey brigade a rise. Whatever next? Watch this space!

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    This morning's papers reporting Martin will pull the plug, if.....

    How likely is that?

    Scenario? Whelan withdraws,reapplies, gets appointed, move on, nothing to see here.... panic in FF ranks over. Ye can't have an election when farmers are busy....

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    Quote Originally Posted by barrym View Post
    This morning's papers reporting Martin will pull the plug, if.....

    How likely is that?

    Scenario? Whelan withdraws,reapplies, gets appointed, move on, nothing to see here.... panic in FF ranks over. Ye can't have an election when farmers are busy....
    Likelihood close to zero. Picture the scene, backbench TDs looking at 2 months? of fully paid summer holidays or facing the electorate in a summer election.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaadi View Post
    Likelihood close to zero. Picture the scene, backbench TDs looking at 2 months? of fully paid summer holidays or facing the electorate in a summer election.
    Likelihood of what? Of course FF will back off, but what fudge will they need?

    Reports that the Arus will ok Whelan this morning. Cabinet tomorrow. Is that FG provoking FF? Then what?

    Is a FG/FF deal already done??

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    Quote Originally Posted by barrym View Post
    Likelihood of what? Of course FF will back off, but what fudge will they need?

    Reports that the Arus will ok Whelan this morning. Cabinet tomorrow. Is that FG provoking FF? Then what?

    Is a FG/FF deal already done??
    FF did back off! Martin the weasel has some funny notions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barrym View Post
    Likelihood of what? Of course FF will back off, but what fudge will they need?

    Reports that the Arus will ok Whelan this morning. Cabinet tomorrow. Is that FG provoking FF? Then what?

    Is a FG/FF deal already done??
    I can't think of any deal that FF want ( bar money to fight the next GE) that FG could give them.

    They can't carve up the Presidency which is due to be contested next year. FG could make a few appointments of FFers to make FF happy and make it look like FG weren't dishing out favours to their own.



    Anyone else think Micheal's leadership of FF is beginning to look precarious?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaadi View Post
    I can't think of any deal that FF want ( bar money to fight the next GE) that FG could give them.

    They can't carve up the Presidency which is due to be contested next year. FG could make a few appointments of FFers to make FF happy and make it look like FG weren't dishing out favours to their own.

    Anyone else think Micheal's leadership of FF is beginning to look precarious?
    FF don't offer any serious opposition to FG on core issues like privatisation and housing.

    Are they not gradually melding in the mind of the public ? Particularly younger voters ?

    Are they not leaving themselves wide open to a side-swipe from a Corbyn or Macron type ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post
    FF don't offer any serious opposition to FG on core issues like privatisation and housing.

    Are they not gradually melding in the mind of the public ? Particularly younger voters ?

    Are they not leaving themselves wide open to a side-swipe from a Corbyn or Macron type ?
    The lines are blurring all the time. I was struck by John Mcguinness' comments on the radio yesterday ( and in relation to the UK GE ) when he said that the big parties ( including FF and FG) aren't listening to people's needs and that they are in for a shock. He was immediately rounded on by the other smug panelists who shouted him down with comments that the UK vote for Corbyn was all because the remainers were so peed off. Their solution to the electoral distress cries for help was to ignore them.

    A Macron would have no purchase here, PRSTV makes finding an electoral option for voters dissatisfaction very easy.

    If this carries on SF will be the ones to benefit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George123 View Post
    Not really. The FF gang are slithery spoofers. Say one thing mean another. It all sounds good. We now have Regina promising the grey brigade a rise. Whatever next? Watch this space!
    well you got that 100 % right anyway mate the ***** did nothing after....

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    Heard Indo editor y'day propose that a FF/FG merge was now an option, politically, to avoid a permanent confidence and supply consistent fudge. His take on Whelan was the FF will never pull the plug on a political stroke.

    I see the IT is suggesting that Veradkar is likely to agree to a re-read on Whelan. FFS, how, she has the job, he was there in the Arus....

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