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    Quote Originally Posted by tsarbomb View Post
    Martin will have to be careful when he decides to call an election. If FF don't become the biggest party after the next election he's toast.

    By the way SF could pull the plug on the present government by negotiating a coalition with FF, but they are afraid of assuming the responsibility of being in government here, which is also the case in other jurisdictions.
    Tricky Mickey has refused outright to form any coalition with SF, but you know that already.
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    Follow the money..,
    - does the party have a war chest?
    - does it's corrupt members have their Burke/Flynn bribes?
    - is there a large fiscal space to bribe the electorate with their own money?

    If not, relax.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    Until the poll figures look enticing. Miriam's bro smells blood though.
    Is that Miriam's bro, the good friend of our favourite Maltese Tax Exile, Sue?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWolf View Post
    Tricky Mickey has refused outright to form any coalition with SF, but you know that already.
    He only refused because SF refused before the votes were even counted in the last election. They have shown themselves to be afraid of assuming the responsibility of governing when they have chance to do so in three different jurisdictions now.

    https://www.joe.ie/news/gerry-adams-...parties-532824
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    Quote Originally Posted by tsarbomb View Post
    He only refused because SF refused before the votes were even counted in the last election. They have shown themselves to be afraid of assuming the responsibility of governing when they have chance to do so in three different jurisdictions now.

    https://www.joe.ie/news/gerry-adams-...parties-532824
    Bu11sh1t!
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    I think logically Martin will revoke the confidence and supply agreement with FG when he is sure FF will win an election and out number FG.

    The most logical path then would be for FF and FG to go into coalition together with FG as minority partner.

    Seeing as both say they don't see Sinn Fein as a prospective partner I doubt they would do a deal.
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    The fact that both FF and FG are still unable to accept that neither of them have ANY chance of an overall majority in the foreseeable future is what has both of them frozen at the moment. Fine Gael are happy to hang on in there by the skin of their teeth and with the full backing of a Fianna Fail party who have yet to realise that there is no way that they will get that bounce that their failed leader is stupidly waiting for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fullforward View Post
    With concern growing in Political circles over the fallout from the Maire Whelan alleged "cronyism" affair and the claims today that Fianna Fail will vote against Mary Mitchell O'Connors massive pay rise ( I say massive as ordinary punters are being offered 1% NEXT JANUARY ).

    Ministers Shane Ross and Finian McGrath are to release a statement later which will condemn Ms Whelan's appointment to the Court of Criminal Appeal.

    What will it take for Martin to grow a pair?

    How much longer will FF TD's continue to take it in the neck from Constituents before dumping Martin?


    Taoiseach defends decision to appoint Maire Whelan as judge as Independent Alliance prepare to criticise process - Independent.ie
    FF will just do their usual posturing to pretend that they are actually in opposition, There will be a big kerfuffle, they'll all come to a compromise and the whole charade will carry on.
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    [QUOTE=midlander12;11251993]
    Quote Originally Posted by Fullforward View Post
    With concern growing in Political circles over the fallout from the Maire Whelan alleged "cronyism" affair and the claims today that Fianna Fail will vote against Mary Mitchell O'Connors massive pay rise ( I say massive as ordinary punters are being offered 1% NEXT JANUARY ).

    Ministers Shane Ross and Finian McGrath are to release a statement later which will condemn Ms Whelan's appointment to the Court of Criminal Appeal.

    What will it take for Martin to grow a pair?

    How much longer will FF TD's continue to take it in the neck from Constituents before dumping Martin?


    [url]http://www.independent.ie/irish

    After what happened to Theresa May, no Irish politician will risk instigating a snap election for quite some time. I would not rule out the confidence and supply arrangement lasting its 3 years, with a GE in May 2019 to coincide with the locals and Euros.
    Think about it.............. How can FF gain anything from supporting everything FG do and then at some stage pull the plug and go looking for votes on the basis of the party that they fully backed being the bad guys?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fullforward View Post
    Martin passed up a few chances when FF had half decent figures, he would not make a good gambler as he only wants to bet on a sure thing.
    Maybe that is a good gambler.
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