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    Quote Originally Posted by Utopian Hermit Monk View Post
    Few people seem to be following the above developments.
    This is surprising, because I think they are extremely significant.

    If employees of other institutions follow the lead of Unite members in IL&P, the entire sector will be in a state of near-anarchy.

    The lack of political and moral leadership on the part of Cowen, Lenihan & Co. will be largely to blame if this happens. They have failed to address in an adequate manner the glaringly clear failings of the Boards of various institutions, as well as the Central Bank, the Financial Regulator and. if Mr. Lenihan is to be believed, his own Department.

    There can be little doubt at this stage that Brian Cowen is NOT the Taoiseach the country needs in this calamitous situation. he should step down, and most of his Ministers also.
    It is, surely, time for Fianna Fáil backbenchers to move against the incompetent clique at the head of their own party. Is there sufficient patriotism remaining in Fianna Fáil for such a move to occur?

    Somebody must realize that the general situation is spinning out of control at a very alarming rate.
    Look at their wages ,expenses, committie renumeration.
    They are all minister for state for this or that.
    They the FF parliamentary were bought by Bertie.
    That will not change.
    The ability to reflect and do what is right for the country is gone.

    Rule, Ruin and Run will be their epitath for decades.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Utopian Hermit Monk View Post
    Few people seem to be following the above developments.
    This is surprising, because I think they are extremely significant.

    If employees of other institutions follow the lead of Unite members in IL&P, the entire sector will be in a state of near-anarchy.
    This is a remarkable development, I believe the other bank unions will follow suit. All it takes is this contagion to spread to other organisations, and we will be into an election.
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    When the fascists were starting out in Italy they were little more than vigillantes. They had a cure for local rowdies - make them drink a half litre of caster oil, take their boots off, and dump them on the side of the road 20 miles from home.

    I think a ground-hog day variation of this would go down a treat just now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlander View Post
    When the fascists were starting out in Italy they were little more than vigillantes. They had a cure for local rowdies - make them drink a half litre of caster oil, take their boots off, and dump them on the side of the road 20 miles from home.

    I think a ground-hog day variation of this would go down a treat just now.
    Sick, nasty, humilating.
    Bring it on for the wasters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpc View Post
    Look at their wages ,expenses, committie renumeration.
    They are all minister for state for this or that.
    They the FF parliamentary were bought by Bertie.
    That will not change.
    The ability to reflect and do what is right for the country is gone.

    Rule, Ruin and Run will be their epitath for decades.

    I don't think the country can or will wait that long.
    If Fianna Fail and other political organizations have lost the capacity to show leadership in this situation, there is grave danger of serious civil unrest. The Government does not appear to grasp the breadth and depth of anger out there, and it is increasing by the day. Already, it is close to explosive. It is no exaggeration to say that the very fabric of Irish society is under threat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Utopian Hermit Monk View Post
    I don't think the country can or will wait that long.
    If Fianna Fail and other political organizations have lost the capacity to show leadership in this situation, there is grave danger of serious civil unrest. The Government does not appear to grasp the breadth and depth of anger out there, and it is increasing by the day. Already, it is close to explosive. It is no exaggeration to say that the very fabric of Irish society is under threat.
    I agree.
    A long hot summer could be very uncomfortable in many ways.
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