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    Well it would seem our new Programme for Government devised within the parameters of the EU/IMF deal and rubber stamped by the FG/Labour coalition has been given a title.

    The Programme, entitled “Towards Recovery: Programme for a National Government 2011 – 2016″ will go forward to the Labour delegate conference at 2pm later today and the Fine Gael parliamentary party for approval.
    http://thegreatunrest.net/

    Details of this programme will be published on this thread as soon as our "betters" allow us access to same.

    Programme has been published here:-

    http://www.labour.ie/download/pdf/pr...government.pdf
    Last edited by ang; 06-03-2011 at 07:46 PM.

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    For anyone who wants to lobby, I hear that it is on in the O'Reilly building in UCD.

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    RTE Latest update:-

    Fine Gael and Labour Party are putting the final touches to a programme for Government that will be put to meetings of both parties at 2pm this afternoon.

    It is understood that the Department of Finance will be split into two parts.

    One ministry will handle fiscal planning and the banks. The other will deal with public service reform and the estimates process.

    Labour will occupy one of those departments and Fine Gael the other, with Labour tipped for public service reform.

    There will be an economic council within the Cabinet, with two members from each party to make recommendations and take key decisions.

    There will be what sources are calling a jobs budget, containing employment boosting measures, within months of the Government taking office.

    There are a range of compromises in the Coalition document.

    The deficit reduction target is now 2015, midway between the Labour and Fine Gael positions, with similar deals on cutting public service numbers.

    Labour is claiming victory in areas such as social welfare, where party sources say there will be no cuts, and education, where the party says the idea of a graduate tax has been ditched.

    There will also be a significant restructuring of Government Departments and reform of the decision-making process.
    http://www.rte.ie/news/2011/0306/politics.html

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    NAMAwinelake also has an idea of some things in the the proposed Programme for Government

    http://namawinelake.wordpress.com/20...or-government/

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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post


    NAMAwinelake also has an idea of some things in the the proposed Programme for Government

    http://namawinelake.wordpress.com/20...or-government/
    The ease with which those PS jobs numbers could be horse traded shows that they weren't based on waste or inefficiency but merely thrown out for good headlines in the campaign.

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    Thumbs down Lamest press release ever

    Quote Originally Posted by ang View Post
    Well it would seem our new Programme for Government devised within the parameters of the EU/IMF deal and rubber stamped by the FG/Labour coalition has been given a title.
    "hit the ground running" ...jeebus, brace for impact.

    The Programme, entitled “Towards Recovery: Programme for a National Government 2011 – 2016″ will go forward to the Labour delegate conference at 2pm later today and the Fine Gael parliamentary party for approval.
    They couldn't even keep the hacknied jargon out of the blurb, lame...going forward.

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    According to Howlin on This Week for the first two years the new government will be running to Lenihans route map.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baron von Biffo View Post
    According to Howlin on This Week for the first two years the new government will be running to Lenihans route map.
    I heard they are taking the Site Valuation tax from the Fianna Faíl manifesto.

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    Lab folded on Finance and will take a consolation prize of PS Reform that everyone will pretend is equal to Finance.

    FG holding Taoiseach and Finance means Lab is just a mudguard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ang View Post
    So Labour, O'Connor and the other Union Leaders in charge of reform in the PS. I would not expect much reform
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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post
    I heard they are taking the Site Valuation tax from the Fianna Faíl manifesto.
    My understanding of the site valuation tax thing is very fuzzy - clarification would be welcomed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCon View Post
    So Labour, O'Connor and the other Union Leaders in charge of reform in the PS. I would not expect much reform
    Joan Burton is being named. I'd say she'll do whatever the IMF tells her to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post
    Joan Burton is being named. I'd say she'll do whatever the IMF tells her to.
    So the job cuts will come primarily from the ranks of men working outside Dublin.

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    A 'menu of local charges' will be available to local authorities.

    Local taxation for local services is a good thing but it should follow reform of local government to allow the elected, and thus accountable, local politicians control the spend rather than just handing over our dosh to unaccountable managers.

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    Two Finance Ministers and a new "economic council"... Boy, have they been busy creating new jobs for themselves.
    Thus all which you call Sin, Destruction—in brief, Evil—that is my true element.

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