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    Toland Toland is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShoutingIsLeadership View Post
    Elements of the media has seen the horrible possibility that a pre-Christmas election would be for their Christmas plans, so they will do everything to get us into the new year
    They weren't the only ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toland View Post
    As I was saying earlier, Varadkar needs a visibly feisty minister in Justice. Flanagan does not fit the bill in the public mind. At the very least, he needs to be moved in the upcoming reshuffle and replaced with someone who wears a poncho and smokes cigarillos.
    How about Al Porter ?
    Would that be flamboyant enough for you ...
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    After Leo re-appoints Fitzgerald to ministry of justice [the honourable and decent thing to do] , the cabinet re-shuffle can put Flanagan into something else.
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    FG are now a lame duck government. Flanagan will be next and god knows how far and deep this is going. It's breaks your heart this is the best Ireland has to offer in political terms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Analyzer View Post
    Except Trump was faster sacking people.

    And so was Macron.

    And so was May.

    In Kildare street there is always a long drama before the inevitable occurs. And it damages the Taoiseach of the day.
    Leo should read up on the fate of leaders who had court-favourites in British history. The Duke of Buckingham and the Earl of Strafford were defended to the hilt by Charles I, at the cost of his throne. Edward II defended Piers Gaveston and Hugh Le Despenser at the cost of his throne. Not comparing Fitzgerald to the personalities of Buckingham and Gaveston. But there is a tendency for court-favourites to distract a leader from the rest of the political community. And yes - I know we are not British. But there are still parallels. Charles II, in contrast, survived because he was prepared to throw his friends under the bus (except his brother during the Exclusion Crisis).
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Field Marshal View Post
    After Leo re-appoints Fitzgerald to ministry of justice [the honourable and decent thing to do] , the cabinet re-shuffle can put Flanagan into something else.
    Exactly how many glassses of wine hve you had with your lunch?
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    The Field Marshal The Field Marshal is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manstein View Post
    Exactly how many glassses of wine hve you had with your lunch?
    None, unfortunately.
    The Taoiseach said he did not want Fitz to tender her resignation.
    She has done that.
    Now the Taoiseach must be consistent and offer Fitzgerald the vacant position.

    Hopefully she will accept.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Field Marshal View Post
    None, unfortunately.
    The Taoiseach said he did not want Fitz to tender her resignation.
    She has done that.
    Now the Taoiseach must be consistent and offer Fitzgerald the vacant position.

    Hopefully she will accept.
    Or leave the position vacant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Field Marshal View Post
    None, unfortunately.
    The Taoiseach said he did not want Fitz to tender her resignation.
    She has done that.
    Now the Taoiseach must be consistent and offer Fitzgerald the vacant position.

    Hopefully she will accept.
    I hope that such a scenario would play out too, but I suspect for different reasons.
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    Yes please get Charlie oven ready
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