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    Fianna Fáil voters the only party supporters who opted for no

    A changing Ireland: 'Youth-quake' ensures landslide Yes, with Fianna Fail the only major party whose voters reject repeal | Irish Independent

    There is a major conundrum now before the party. With MM going against his TDs and against the grassroots -- if only by a narrow margin -- yet being proven right in his decision to back what was ultimately the winning horse.

    Will MM be able use the kudos he has gained by choosing the winning side to steer the party away from becoming a reactionary backwater?

    Or does the reactionary backwater option represent a feasible niche for the new Fianna Fáil to occupy?
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    Hopefully this is another nail in the coffin for FF.
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    FF turning into a political old peoples home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toland View Post
    A changing Ireland: 'Youth-quake' ensures landslide Yes, with Fianna Fail the only major party whose voters reject repeal | Irish Independent

    There is a major conundrum now before the party. With MM going against his TDs and against the grassroots, yet being proven right in his decision to back what was ultimately the winning horse.

    Will MM be able use the kudos he has gained by choosing the winning side to steer the party away from becoming a reactionary backwater?

    Or does the reactionary backwater option represent a feasible niche for the new Fianna Fáil to occupy?
    Now there's a thought to make one's day.
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    Fianna Fáil seem to be taking over the spot once occupied by Fine Gael under the likes of Liam Cosgrave. A reactionery, closed shop. Fine Gael have become a populist catch all party under Enda Kenny and Leo V.
    One way out for FF is to go into coalition with Sinn Féin though. The same way F.G shared power with the Labour party and the Democratic left.
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    Delighted Mehole is safe for another election.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dame_Enda View Post
    FF turning into a political old peoples home.

    FFers and RCC are bedfellows for the last 100 years, FF sold off education and health rights so they could enrich themselves, have bankrupted the country several times and if they come back will do it all over again, time for them to disband.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stanley View Post
    FFers and RCC are bedfellows for the last 100 years, FF sold off education and health rights so they could enrich themselves, have bankrupted the country several times and if they come back will do it all over again, time for them to disband.
    That'd be lovely. But it ain't going to happen. A long cool paddle in the backwaters, however, just might. Some FF public representatives already have their shoes and socks off and their trousers rolled up.
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    It needs Lisa Chambers as leader. Before an election.
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    Fianna Fail doesn't have 32 % of the electoral support.

    I voted No. And voted FG and Labour all my life.
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