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    ger12 ger12 is offline
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    Would you give George Hook your No1?

    Very interesting piece in the Indo, George Hook is pointing out that opinion polls have indicated an appetite for independent candidates. Why not himself?

    He states his case, and would for example have an absolute pre-election commitment not to enter coalition with members of the hard left or Sinn Fein.

    Homelessness is his priority with some interesting suggestions to tackle it (laid out in the piece below).
    George Hook: I could be the Michael Collins Fine Gael candidate in general election - Independent.ie

    Most interesting bit is that he doesn't think he can vote FG the next time. Hook has always come across as a die hard blueshirt, one would wonder at his disenchantment.

    He's as you would expect, on the far right when it comes to the economy. "Hook will campaign for no tax reductions until the country is self-sufficient and not borrowing to pay for its day-to-day running. Contrary to established wisdom, rather than having fewer people pay tax, more people will pay it. The reason is simple. The citizens should feel ownership of the country, and believe that they are making a contribution to its success."

    So P.ie, would you give your number 1 to that old devil?
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    Orbit v2 Orbit v2 is offline

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    President Hook.... it has a certain je ne sais quoi. .. Wait he didn't mean the presidency. Never mind
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    Negative.
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    Is this a kite for Looney Lucy to get in touch?
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    Moi wonders how many No1's are floaters...
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    ger12 ger12 is offline
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    I dunno, I like the old bat.

    I'd quite trust him tbh
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    Christ no. But if he ran for FG he'd probably win.
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    I happen to agree with Hook on many of the issues and admire his forthright style

    However he tends to avoid certain types of rigorous analysis and I am not sure he could take advantage of the rigorous analysis of others.

    Simply put: he is too instinctive

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    Is this a kite for Looney Lucy to get in touch?
    He didn't mention Renua in the piece.

    Someone should ask him why he feels that FG have abandoned him
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    Hook is a joke that stopped being funny years ago. He really needs to go away now
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